Nighttown's 12 Days of "Home for the Holidays"
Terrific North Coast Vocalist sings selections from her Christmas CD "My Favorite Things" Live at Nighttown!
Featuring: Liz Huff-vocals, Ryan Jung-piano, Tim Keo-acoustic bass, Justin Hart-drums.
A versatile performer, Liz Huff does concert work, theater, improv, and collaborative arts projects throughout the Midwest and locations as far-flung as Estonia and Finland. Music and comedy have led Liz to performing on many diverse stages and venues including Severance Hall and internationally renowned jazz venue, Nighttown - she’s so glad to be back at Nighttown this year! - as well as the Del Close Marathon at UprightCitizens Brigade in NYC.
Classically trained, Liz is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater in Chicago. Liz released her debut solo album, My Favorite Things: A Christmas Collection, in fall 2015. She is a member of The Recording Academy (Grammys). For more info, please visit lizhuff.net. In addition to her work as a performer, Liz is a writer and educator; her blog can be found at tinyletter.com/LizHuff/
Justin Hart is a local drummer who is happy to be working again with Liz! In addition to performing on "My Favorite Things," he can also be seen in pits and on stage of many area theater productions. Thanks to everyone involved!
Ryan Jung is an 19 year-old pianist from North Carolina, studying with Haesun Paik at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He recently was a finalist at the New York International Piano Competition and the Cooper Piano Competition in 2016. Other accomplishments include winning the 2016 YoungArts Foundation Merit Prize, and being featured as a soloist on the NPR’s From the Top. In addition to classical music, Ryan participates in the Jazz Ensemble at Case Western University under Paul Ferguson, and has formed his own quintet amongst students there. He hopes to continue to learn more extensively with them as he also composes original charts for them.
Tim Keo has been a professional northeast Ohio musician since the last decade of the 20th Century. Much of his professional work is in local theater pit orchestras, cabarets, occasional studio sessions (including a few tracks on Liz Huff’s My Favorite Things) and periodic special occasion groups (Shining Star CLE). Tim is also a proud member of two local bands: The Belairs (a 1950’s Doo-Wop cover band) and The Diamond Dogs: The Sound and Vision of David Bowie.