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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST

Mary Catherine PazzanoFeaturing singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano and pianist Paul Stouffer, the program will be a jazzy exploration of Bernstein's iconic West Side Story, while also delving into his various musicals (On the Town, Wonderful Town), and classical works as well such as MASS, Peter Pan, and Candide.

Described as a performer who “has her audience enthralled throughout the entire show” (Thornbury Paper), a musician who sings as if she is “reciting poetry” (Meaford Express), and “a talented jazz and ballad singer with an attractive voice and subtle improvising style” (Scott Yanow), Mary-Catherine Pazzano is a jazz vocalist based in Kitchener, Ontario. Mary-Catherine’s performance highlights include: Birdland (New York City), Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, The Rex (Toronto), Jazz Bistro (Toronto), The Jazz Room (Waterloo), and The Registry Theatre (Kitchener). 

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 released her debut studio album, “You’re Gonna Hear From Me” on October 27, 2017, on the label Glorious Feeling Records. The album contains original songs, material from the Great American Songbook, and lesser known jazz standards. The album received a rave review in the December issue of The WholeNote Magazine.

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Cost 
Free Admission
Location 
CGR - Conrad Grebel University
Chapel
140 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6
Canada
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