Cat Bernardi is a jazz vocalist, composer, band leader and arranger. She performs a wide array of jazz standards from the American song book, as well as her own original music.
Cat Bernardi's love of music began when she was just a young girl, listening to Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable" album while cruising on long car rides with her father. It was not long before other jazz icons like Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Holly Cole and Billy Holiday coerced her into singing jazz music herself.
Cat Bernardi studied Jazz Vocal Music at both York University and Humber College, where she had the opportunity to train under accomplished musicians such as Jane Fair, Maria Farinha, Sacha Williamson and Michael Donovan. Through Toronto Jazz Workshops, she has also had the opportunity to train with jazz legend Barry Harris.
It was not long before she began composing her own music, arranging her favourite standards and playing with several ensembles around the city including the Toronto Jazz Chorus, York University Jazz Choir, and her own group--the Cat Bernardi Quartet.
The Summer Concert Series 2019 runs on select Fridays and Sundays in July and August.
Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, collars were up, and a wedding singer was the coolest guy in the room.
Celebrate all things Scottish at this tea in honour of the life and poetry of Robbie Burns. The Museums of Mississauga proudly welcome the city's Poet Laureate, Paul Edward Costa, to read from the works of Robbie Burns and share a selection of his own writings.
Indulge in the magic of receiving a hug... Created in response to our world that feels increasingly filled with prejudice and hate, A Warm Hug speaks to our primal needs of wanting to be loved and love others by shining its light with everyone without discrimination.
Learn about Mississauga's first black settlers with photographs and Museum artifacts that you can touch and hold. Create a page detailing your own Mississauga settlement story, which will be collected into a book and made available at the Bradley Museum.