Vocalist Mary-Catherine Pazzano brings a nostalgic, yet modern flair to her singing of jazz standards. She performs the repertoire of the Great American Songbook with the flavour of the vintage and timeless forerunners of the genre, yet makes the sublime lyrics her own.
Mary-Catherine is also a classically trained vocalist, and can deliver classical, jazz, pop, and oldies repertoire with ease!
She is also adaptable to perform with the ensemble size that is preferred for your specific event, as a solo artist, duo, trio, quartet, or a larger band.
Mary-Catherine has provided music at weddings, anniversary parties, funerals, and birthday parties. Contact her for your event today!
What to Expect
I provide live music for your event. I sing and play piano if you are looking for live music on a budget, or I can also bring in a duo, trio, quartet, or larger ensemble, depending on the nature of your event.
I have played wedding ceremonies and receptions, private parties (birthday parties, anniversary parties, etc.), and funerals.
While I mainly perform as a jazz singer, I also perform classical, folk, pop, and oldies songs. I will tailor your event based on your requests, and will gauge the appropriate songs for each event.
Please contact me to discuss details of your event! You can also look at my website, to get an idea of my music and background! www.marycatherinepazzano.com
“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 probably 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 rising star of the Canadian music scene and as a performer who has her “audience enthralled throughout the entire show”, Mary-Catherine is a singer based in Kitchener, Ontario. Mary-Catherine’s passion has always been singing and performing. She loves exploring the endless repertoire of The Great American Songbook, and making the sublime lyrics her own with a nostalgic, yet modern, flair.
After graduating from the University of Waterloo in 2010 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Music and Drama (2010), Mary-Catherine embarked on a performance career.
Mary-Catherine’s performance highlights include a tour of New Zealand, headliner at the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, The Rex, Jazz Bistro, The Registry Theatre, soloist with the K-W Symphony, and multiple concerts at The Jazz Room.
Mary-Catherine is putting the finishing touches on her debut studio album, “You’re Gonna Hear From Me,” and is honoured to have recorded with Pat Collins, Don Buchanan, Jason Hunter, and Steve James. It will be released September, 2017.
“As she sang and told the stories of those timeless melodies, it felt like she was reciting poetry. She created music of a calibre and artistry seldom heard… A remarkable evening of admirable music.”
Additional Booking Notes
Mary-Catherine provides all sound and technical requirements. I bring a PA, keyboard, microphones, all necessary cables, etc.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 07, 2022 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|November 26, 2017 • 9:30pm - 11:30pm||Mary-Catherine Pazzano at The Rex|
|November 24, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Mary-Catherine Pazzano at Jazz at the Library|
|November 18, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Mary-Catherine Pazzano at Manhattans|
|October 27, 2017 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||Mary-Catherine Pazzano at Jazz Room|
|September 17, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Mary-Catherine Pazzano at Jazz Bistro|
|September 15, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Canadian Big Band Celebration|
|August 27, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Mary-Catherine Pazzano at Knox Church|
|July 29, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||50th Anniversary Party|
|July 27, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Mary-Catherine Pazzano at Churchill Arms|
FREQUENTLY PERFORMED JAZZ REPERTOIRE
My set list for each event is tailored to your requests and needs! This is a very small sample of possible repertoire. I take requests and will furnish music that is right for your event!
Our Love is Here to Stay (Gershwin)
Young at Heart (Richards/Leigh)
All the Way (Van Heusen/Cahn)
It's De-Lovely (Porter)
I've Got You Under My Skin (Porter)
Takin’ a Chance on Love (Duke/Latouche/Fetter)
The Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini/Mercer)
I’m Beginning to See the Light (Ellington/ George /Hodges/ James)
Cheek to Cheek (Berlin)
Come Fly With Me (Van Heusen/Cahn)
Fly Me to the Moon (Howard)
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington/Russell)
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (Romberg/Hammerstein)
How Insensitive (Jobim/Gimbel)- English/Portuguese
Meditation (Jobim/Gimbel)- English/Portuguese
One Note Samba (Jobim/Medonca)
Hello Young Lovers (Rodgers/Hammerstein)
Charade (Henry Mancini)
Since I Fell for You (Johnson)
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (Arlen/Koehler)
Learnin’ the Blues (Silvers)
New York State of Mind (Joel)
Round Midnight (Monk/ Hanighen)
Trouble is a Man (Wilder)
God Bless the Child (Holiday/Herzog Jr.)
Willow Weep for Me (Ronell)
Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing/Weiss)
Two for the Road (Mancini/Bricusse)
Our Love is Here to Stay (Gershwin/Gershwin)
The Summer Knows (Legrand/Bergman/Bergman)
A Time for Love (Mandel/Webster)
You’ve Changed (Carey/Fischer)
Some Other Time (Bernstein/Comden/Green)
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (Porter)
Autumn Leaves (Kosma/Mercer)- English/French
My Foolish Heart (Young/Washington)
My Romance (Rodgers/Hart)
My One and Only Love (Wood/Mellin)
|Art Lang||Double Bass|
Influences & Inspiration