CITY SWING consists of Piano/Bass/Violin.
City Swing effortlessly transforms from classical chamber group to a jazz swing trio lending the perfect flair for your ceremony, cocktail hour, party or event.
Solo, duo, trio and quartet instrumentation available on request.
CITY SWING'S members have played with symphony orchestras, in concert halls, on Broadway, in solo and chamber concerts, and with notables from the classical, Broadway, and jazz community worldwide.
CITY SWING provides an elegant ambience beautifully tailored for any affair and will work with you to provide the perfect flair for your event. Video/photography also offered for proposals.
What to Expect
Congratulations on choosing CITY SWING for your event.
CITY SWING consists of Piano/Bass/Violin. Gillian, MaryAnn and Gabrielle.
City Swing can effortlessly transform from a classical chamber group for your elegant ceremony or upscale affair, to a jazz swing trio lending the perfect flair for your cocktail hour, party or event.
Solo piano, solo violin, duo instrumentation and also quartet with saxophone/flue also provided per your request.
The members of CITY SWING have played with symphony orchestras, in concert halls, on Broadway, in solo and chamber concerts, and with notables from the classical, Broadway, and jazz community worldwide. Our vast repertoire includes:
AMERICAN SONGBOOK, CHAMBER AND CLASSICAL SELECTIONS, POP/TOP 40 AND BRAZILIAN STANDARDS.
We perform events such as private and corporate affairs, ceremonies and cocktail hours, parties, concerts, club dates, and private house concerts. CITY SWING provides an elegant ambience beautifully tailored for any affair and will work with you to provide the perfect flair for your event.
MARY ANN MCSWEENEY/BASSIST
Mary Ann McSweeney has played with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie and Lee Konitz. Her quintet has played at the Sexial Jazz Festival in Portugal and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center. Big Band engagements have included Maiden Voyage and Diva, Dennis Mackrel Big Band and the Kennedy Center Big Band led by John Clayton featuring Jeff Hamilton.
McSweeney has appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival and The Monterey Jazz Festival, and has toured Europe, performing with David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness and four-time Tony Award-winning vocalist Audra McDonald. She was featured with Maurice Hines on the show at New World Stages called Tappin' Through Life."
McSweeney performed with Jennifer Holliday and Megan Hilty at the Kennedy Center Gala. In the past few years she was the bassist for Chita Rivera, Jane Lynch, Barbara Cook, Lucy Arnaz, and Leslie Uggams, and she has arranged and produced three shows for Jane Monheit. McSweeney has performed on more than 35 Broadway shows including the Tony Award-winning show, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," and "Avenue Q." She is releasing a new CD in the fall and recently toured Greece and Germany with world musician, Nana Simopolous. She is excited to be playing and endorsing Overwater basses.
Ms. Fink is a concert violinist who frequently performs at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She performs with the New York City Ballet, New York City Opera and American Ballet Theatre. This summer, she played 80 shows as Associate Concert Master and Concert Master of the Radio City Orchestra. She's been nationally televised playing with Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Andrea Bocelli and Danny Elfman. She has toured as a soloist and featured artist all of the United States and in Europe. She soloed at Lincoln Center with the New York Concert Virtuosi Orchestra, and the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra. She was a winner of the Midori Competition, performing in the Midwest as a result.
An in demand musician, Gillian Berkowitz has performed piano, keyboard, accordion, and vocals in over 30 Broadway and Off Broadway shows. She is currently serving as Associate Conductor of Avenue Q as well as subbing on keyboards, organ and recorder on A Bronx Tale, School of Rock and Wicked. Gillian has worked with such notables as Jason Alexander, Eartha Kitt, Vincent Piazza, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Daniel Radcliffe. She has been featured as both a soloist and collaborator playing jazz, pop, classical, contemporary and theatre music in venues across New York City, including 54 Below, The Plaza Hotel, Lincoln Center, Birdland, Merkin Hall, City Winery and Le Poisson Rouge. She composes and performs with the Sheba Ensemble, promoting Jewish music with a unique contemporary twist and is a pianist for Elan Artists. Gillian is also an adjunct faculty member at Pace University.
Past Booked Events
|November 29, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|