PAT TOMASSO is an indie singer/songwriter with a deep, smoky voice whose jazz, country,
gospel and blues songs are personal stories that speak to her generation. Pat & Simpatico just released Bloom Where You're Planted, their second CD. They have performed for
restaurant, bar, coffeehouse and private audiences in Westchester County, NY since 2012. From Irvington, Hastings-on-Hudson
and Yonkers to Port Chester, Pelham and Peekskill, Pat & Simpatico have charmed local audiences with Pat's engaging lyrics
and contagious tunes, along with standard favorites from the 40's and 50's.
Pat is joined by a congenial cadre of veteran players:
CONWAY, double bassist, arranger, composer and teacher, has accompanied venerable jazz singers from Sylvia Syms to Margaret
Whiting, and jazz greats such as Benny Carter, Carmen Leggio, Cecil Taylor & "Doc" Cheatam.
CLIFF HACKFORD, drummer, tabla player & teacher, has played with the likes of Clark Terry, Sam the Sham, and
Vicki Sue Robinson, as well as a wide variety of Grammy winning & platinum selling artists. Cliff co-produced Pat's CDs
at his studio, Park Hill Recording, Yonkers, NY.
JIM WACKER, keyboardist, composer & musical
director, has toured with countless rock and roll stars from Bo Diddley, the Coaster and the Drifters to Chubby Checker, Jon
Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.
Other artists who recorded on the CD and perform with Simpatico include
CRAIG PURPURA, on sax and flute, TOM FLAMMIA on guitar.
Together, we are SIMPATICO (SIMPLY PAT TOMASSO & COMPANY).
Commentary from our fans....
"Great voice. So
relaxed, so natural."
"So many of your songs speak exactly to me."
your voice - it's so beautiful."
"What a lovely evening...you really carried it...high
quality songs, music, everything."
"Loved how you gave us some background about each
"Awesome...you looked fabulous...don't mean to sound superficial, but I loved
"Great band, great tunes, great crowd."
for following your dream on this one - you have lots of admirers among the crowd, especially us."
were excellent. Very tight...where did you find them?"
"I was knocked out by your
warm, charming manner on stage. You seemed wonderfully relaxed and comfortable and it was a great pleasure for all of
us. Many thanks."
"Loved that you kept acknowledging the band."
funny, related...you made everyone feel comfortable.