Singer, Voice Teacher, Educator

“You’re Gonna Hear From Me”- Debut Album Coming October 2017!

15 June 2017

June 4 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo!

26 May 2017

Jazz Then and Now: Friday, May 5, 2017, Registry Theatre

13 April 2017

Press Release: “Jazz Then and Now” at The Registry Theatre, Kitchener

Friday, May 5, 2017

Join singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano and the Phoenix Jazz Group for a special double bill concert, “Jazz Then and Now”!

In celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday, Mary-Catherine will pay homage to The First Lady of Song with some of Fitzgerald’s most revered and most loved Great American Songbook repertoire. Mary-Catherine will also preview a couple of songs off of her debut album “You’re Gonna Hear From Me”, slated for release in October 2017.

Phoenix Jazz Group, led by John McLelland, will showcase some of their original repertoire (composed by McLelland), and featured on their CDs “Extensions” and “Intrinsic Value”.

Tickets available here or from me directly.

Jazz in the Schools 2016-2017 Grand Finale- Wednesday April 12!

11 April 2017

I feel so lucky to be able to run Jazz in the Schools at Cameron Heights. The students are dedicated, talented, funny, and most importantly, supportive of each other. I am so proud of how far they’ve come this year!

If you’re not doing anything tomorrow night (Wednesday, April 12), consider coming out to the Cameron Heights Jazz Night at The Jazz Room. The night also features the amazing work of Marcia Connolly and the Cameron Heights Jazz Bands. You have your pick of attending either the 6:00 or 8:00 show.

Get your tickets here!

Come support arts education and the creativity of young people!

Take note, aspiring adult jazzers!

5 April 2017

WHEN: Monday July 17- Friday July 21, 2017, 9am-3pm

WHAT: A 5-day “day camp”/program for adults to learn about jazz performance and     showcase their results on the 5th day!

  • Perform on the afternoon of July 21, 2017, and then head over to the performances at the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival!
  • Singers: learn to sing the jazz standards and vocal jazz technique!
  • Instrumentalists: explore playing in jazz style, soloing, and play for the singers!
  • Learn from local “jazzers” Mary-Catherine Pazzano (jazz singer), Tim Louis (jazz singer/pianist), accompanist Don Buchanan, and others!

WHERE: The Beckett School @ Wilfrid Laurier University: 190 Lester St, Waterloo

WHO: Singers and instrumentalists who are interested in learning about jazz performance in a group setting.

  • Singers: No prior musical experience required.
  • Instrumentalists: Facility on your instrument required.
  • Are you a choral singer curious about the world of jazz?
  • Are you a classically trained singer or instrumentalist wanting to cross over into jazz territory?
  • Are you someone who has never sung, but has loved listening to jazz?
  • Are you someone who has always wanted to express themselves on their instrument as a solo player?
  • If your answer is yes to any of these questions, Jazz for Adults is for you!

WHY: Because it’s never too late to try something new!

HOW: Keep in the loop with instructor Mary-Catherine Pazzano, by sending her your email address: She will send you a registration form.

  • Questions? Email Mary-Catherine or call: 519-577-5192. Learn more here!

Ella at 100! Concert

3 March 2017

JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY   –    ELLA at 100 @ L.E. Shore Memorial Library, Thornbury

In celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday, THORNBURY JAZZWORKS presents a concert showcasing many of the well known melodies she made her own.

Ira Gershwin exclaimed: “I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella sing them“. It is noteworthy that the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will pay a Swinging Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Thomson Hall in June to recognize her importance in the world of music.

On Friday March 31, 2017, Mary-Catherine Pazzano will give us her interpretation of the songs Ella loved to sing, accompanied by Don Buchanan on piano, Jason Hunter on tenor, Clark Johnston on bass and Steve James on drums.

Tickets are $20 for Adults, $5 for Students,  available in Thornbury at Pharmasave and Sincerely Yours, in Collingwood at Blue Mountain Music and in Meaford at Stuff To Read.

THORNBURY JAZZWORKS is a non-profit community group committed to encouraging excellence in jazz music and supporting student music programs at local schools.




Love Songs for Two: February 17, 2017, 8pm

24 January 2017

Join us at Knox Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 17 at 8pm for a fundraising concert for my debut album! Don Buchanan and I will present an intimate concert of classic love songs. Admission by freewill donation. Spread the word! 

Featured Video: “River” (with Don Buchanan)- Joni Mitchell

12 January 2017

Love and Hope for 2017: December 30 at The Jazz Room

12 December 2016

Please join us! Get your tickets here!

December 2016 Appearances!

4 December 2016

December 8, 2016

Women in Music Showcase: Rhapsody Barrel Bar, Kitchener


Jazz in the Schools Student Showcase (Cameron Heights Collegiate): Rhapsody Barrel Bar, Kitchener


December 9, 2016

Annual Holiday Jazz Dinner, Saugeen Golf Club, Southampton

-With Don Buchanan and Mike Grace

December 10, 2016

South Stables Coffee House, Southampton

-Time: 2-4

-With Mike Grace

December 11, 2016

Cantata: Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo

December 15, 2016

Jazz in the Schools Showcase (Eastwood Collegiate): The Jazz Room, Waterloo

December 30, 2016

Love and Hope for 2017: The Jazz Room, Waterloo

-With Don Buchanan, Jason Hunter, Mike Grace, and Steve James

December 31, 2016

Rosina’s Restaurant, Port Elgin

-With Don Buchanan and Mike Grace

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