Cat Bernardi Music

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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.

Experience

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.

Services offered

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.

  • Arrangements

    Instrumental duo, string trio, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, instrumental solo, string quartet

  • Instruments

    Guitar, drums, piano

  • Ceremony Music Starting Price

    C$ 425.00

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More information about Cat Bernardi Music

  • Are you an agency or a band? Band
  • How many musicians are in your band? 4-6
  • What genres of music does your band play? Jazz, acoustic, dance, classical , oldies, swing, pop, motown, strings, latin, r&B, top 40, soul, 50s, 90s
  • What music services do you provide? Bilingual, ceremony music, cocktail hour music, instrumentals, learning new songs, mC, reception music, music during breaks, rehearsal dinner music, vocals, liability insurance, willing travel
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony music, cocktail hour music, instrumentals, learn new songs, liability insurance, microphones, reception music, music during breaks, rehearsal dinner music, sound / PA system, vocals
  • What items are available? Lighting, microphones, sound PA
  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season? C$ 3050
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? C$ 3000
  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season? C$ 2250
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Travel expenses, ceremony music, cocktail hour music, reception music, music during breaks, learn new songs, sound/ PA system, microphones
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Travel, learning new songs, ceremony music, cocktail hour music, reception music, sound PA, recorded music breaks, lighting

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  • Alexandra

    Alexandra Zern, Married on 04/12/2016

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    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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    Sent on 21/04/2017

    Cat Bernardi Music's reply:

    Alexandra, thank you so much for your kind words! It was such a pleasure to perform for your ceremony. I'm glad that I could be a part of making your day memorable. All the best to you and Reza!

  • Paola

    Paola Parissi, Married on 09/06/2017

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    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 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!

    Sent on 04/07/2017

    Cat Bernardi Music's reply:

    Wow, Paola thank you SO MUCH for your kind words and glowing review. I'm so happy that we gave you the experience you were looking for and that you were happy with the requests. Your recommendation and compliments mean the world. All the best to you and Jarryl!! --Cat

  • Cezar Sion, Married on 01/06/2018

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    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 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 !

    Sent on 03/06/2018
  • Katharine O'Brien, Married on 28/04/2018

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    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 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.

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    Sent on 24/05/2018

    Cat Bernardi Music's reply:

    Katharine, thank you so much for the review! I can't tell you how happy it makes me that you, your husband, and your guests had such a great experience. It was a pleasure to work with you and I will be passing this on to all the players!!! All the best to you both!! --Cat

  • Catalina Laset, Married on 27/04/2018

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    Lovely Day

    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 guests up on their feet dancing before dinner. I highly recommend Cat for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

    Sent on 20/05/2018

    Cat Bernardi Music's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review, Catalina, and for having us at your wedding! It was such a pleasure to work with you as well, and my band and I definitely enjoyed learning those songs--they were lovely choices. Wishing you and your new husband all the best, and please say hi to your family for me, they were so much fun! --Cat

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