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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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.
Steven Fanutti, Married on 11/08/2017
She came to our town to meet us, explained all services, pricing and music selection. She was warm and friendly and willing to accommodate our requests. We also needed some special lighting and sound not provided by the venue. No trouble at all to arrange it. All guests enjoyed ... View more the live music and her singing was phenomenal! Definitely recommend! Our venue was the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Klienburg, Ontario.
Paola Parissi, Married on 09/06/2017
I would like to start by saying that I love music so much, music is my life, my oxygen, it's everything to me, I just can't simply live without music. So for my recent wedding I had to have the best music, how to achieve that? With live music of course, but I have a very ... View more distuinguished taste in music, I really don't like the modern music with those horrible lyrics and horrible beats with untalented computer created singers that according to the masses are called "superstars" but not according to me. I rather listen to beautiful classical music or jazz or even music from decades before I was born than to hear some of today's music. So in my search of getting the best music possible for a small intimate wedding on a tight budget, I came upon a great jazz band, Cat Bernardi Music! I must say that if you're looking to have live music for your wedding reception or upcomming event, Cat Bernardi and her band are the best choice out there. Why? It's simple, Cat Bernardi has an incredible beautiful voice. Her talent is amazing, she's absolutely professional and her personality is very sweet and friendly. The musicians she works with are very professional as well. They made an excellent cover of our first dance song "Your body is a Wonderland" by John Mayer and she also made a fantastic cover of the Mexican song "Bésame Mucho". She's very flexible with the songs you wish to include on their repertorie and they're also very flexible on taking requests. We had a very small intimate wedding and Cat made it just perfect, playing a variety of nice romantic music as well as music to hit the dance floor. All my guests were talking for several days about how good their music was and how beautiful her voice is. So if you love good quality music as much as I do, if you love the soft beat of jazz but also looking to bust a move on the dance floor, then look no longer and hire Cat Bernardi for your next celebration! Get ready to surprise your guests with the best music. Believe me, you won't regret it!
Alexandra Zern, Married on 04/12/2016
Catherine was a dream and sounded like an Angel at our wedding! Her rendition of, "The Prayer" moved us to tears. Many of our guests told us that they were so moved by her performance and how amazed they were that she sang in Italian as well as English! Thank you Catherine for making our ceremony so touching with your beautiful voice!
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