Information about Cat Bernardi Music
Based out of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Cat Bernardi Music specializes in the provision of music to remember for special events with her very own unique style. She has performed for many of Toronto's well-known festivals and jazz venues such as the Jazz Bistro, Oakville Jazz Festival and TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Throughout her life she has taken inspiration from musical legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Natalie Cole and Billy Holiday.
Her passion began as child, while listening to Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable" in car rides with her father and her love only grew from there. She studied Jazz Vocal Music at York University and Humber College where she trained under Canadian jazz greats such as Jane Fair, Maria Farinha, Sacha Williamson; she has also trained with the legendary Barry Harris in Toronto Jazz workshops.
Cat Bernardi offers stunning performances for special occasions. She can entertain in a duo, trio, quartet or quintet for ceremonies, receptions and cocktail hours. Her repetoire ranges from jazz to classical to up-beat dance, whatever suits the preferences of the couple. Cat can take song requests or even craft original arrangements of loved tunes. She will ensure that the entertainment aspect of your celebration runs smoothly without a hitch.
Instrumental duo, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist
Guitar, drums, piano
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Cezar Sion, Married on 01/06/2018
Thank You, Cat and the Band !
We are so thrilled with your superb performance at our wedding. From interpreting Frank Sinatra to Billie Holiday, your voice filled our ballroom with beauty and passion. My most memorable moment was when they sang "Say you won't let go" by James Arthur for our first dance. It ... View more truly felt like the world stood still, albeit for several minutes, while my lovely wife and myself were dancing in front of all our guests. Speaking of guests, many commented that your live performance was the best part of our wedding celebration program. Cat Bernardi and the band are truly gifted, passionate, professional, sweet and easy to accommodate your requests for the perfect wedding. They come highly recommended !
Katharine O'Brien, Married on 28/04/2018
The Members of The Cat Bernardi Quartet Are Pros!
We hired The Cat Bernardi Quartet to play at our wedding reception and they were incredible. We knew when we hired them that Cat herself would be unavailable the day of our wedding but that she would provide us with another singer that was equally capable. Raquel, who filled her ... View more spot, did not disappoint. All members of the quartet did such an excellent job, are very easy to work with, organized, and talented. If you are sick of traditional wedding DJs, and are willing to spend a bit more for an immeasurably better experience, hire The Cat Bernardi Quartet. Their song list is extensive and has a great mix of more current popular hits as well as old favourites - something for everyone. They even learned a new song for us for our first dance! Everyone was dancing the whole night thanks to The Cat Bernardi Quartet and guests still continue to comment on how incredible and fun the music was. Much love and thanks to you all, Katharine & Francesco.
Catalina Laset, Married on 27/04/2018
We are beyond happy with the experience Cat and her band provided for our wedding. From Day 1, Cat was lovely to deal with and was so enthusiastic about learning two new songs for our ceremony. Our guests were raving about the music during cocktail hour and the band had our ... View more guests up on their feet dancing before dinner. I highly recommend Cat for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Katrina, Married on 05/11/2017
Wow, Cat Bernardi’s got star power. What can I say, her band’s absolutely fabulous. I had so many compliments from my wedding guests, as if I was the one singing, and not just the one who found her. Ask her about her rendition of La vie and rose. One more important thing, she’s also reliable. I’ve seen her perform at 2 venues, my own wedding and at 1 King West.
Anna Nieminen, Married on 07/10/2017
We first experienced The Cat Bernardi Band at my (now) husband’s brother’s wedding and were so impressed with them that we just had to book them for our own Special Day. Cat’s repertoire of modern and jazz classics as well as oldies and Motown provided us with a great selection ... View more selection of songs to choose from for our own playlist. Cat was open to songs that we suggested to her for our special requests. This made our wedding reception party all the more memorable for us and our guests. The band was very punctual and ready to go with their set-up according to our schedule. Cat’s soaring and soulful voice was equalled only by her warm and engaging personality. Her keyboard player was fantastic and the band’s drummer kept us dancing all afternoon, especially our youngest (11 year old) guest who danced non-stop! The interaction between band members delighted us and we were thrilled when they went along with our idea for a little photo shoot spoof. They even agreed to one of our guest’s special requests for a Soca song that got everyone on the dance floor for a climatic finale! After our wedding, we were approached by several employees from the venue who wanted to know more about the band and told us how entertained they were from hearing them all the way down to the reception desk! Even the venue’s sales manager was impressed and inquired about Cat and her band. We highly recommend the Cat Bernardi Band to anyone who wants a memorable experience for their wedding. Their musicianship and professionalism is second to none.
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