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mary-catherine pazzano trio
November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
“As impressive as these artists were… it was singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano who truly stole the show. Whether she was scatting her way through a fast number or slowing things down for a powerfully belted tune, Pazzano had the audience enthralled throughout the entire show. Her performance was best summed up in the quiet moments that occasionally appeared between the notes, when the room sat in anticipation of her next line – completely silent and breathless.” – Jon Svec: Reporter, Thornbury Paper
Described as a performer who “hits the high notes on jazz history” (therecord.com), and a musician who sings as if she is “reciting poetry” (Meaford Express), Mary-Catherine Pazzano is a jazz vocalist based in Kitchener, Ontario. Mary-Catherine’s performance highlights include headlining at: Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, The Rex (Toronto), Jazz Bistro (Toronto), The Jazz Room (Waterloo), Brantford International Jazz Festival, Manhattans Music Club (Guelph) and The Registry Theatre (Kitchener). She has also toured New Zealand as a performer, and has been a featured soloist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.
Mary-Catherine has also made a name for herself in smaller pockets of Ontario, as a regular at Collingwood’s Jazz at the Library and Southampton United Church’s Jazz Series, and a headliner with the Canadian Big Band Celebration (Port Elgin). As a solo performer, Mary-Catherine also frequently performs house gigs at Timeless Café (Waterloo), Churchill Arms (Waterloo), and Rhapsody Barrel Bar (Kitchener), to name a few.
Mary-Catherine completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Drama from the University of Waterloo in 2010, as well as her Bachelor of Education from University of Toronto in 2012. Shortly thereafter, she focused her attention to a performance career.
When Mary-Catherine isn’t performing, she is committed to using her performance experience in an educational capacity. She operates a voice studio, and is Founder and Artistic Director of Jazz in the Schools, a program dedicated to bringing music education to high school students in need of a creative outlet. She also founded and directs Jazz for Adults, a program designed for older adults to realize their passion for singing and playing jazz in a collaborative, encouraging atmosphere.
Mary-Catherine Pazzano, Vocals
Don Buchanan, Piano
Pat Collins, Bass