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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:
 
BILL 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." 
"Love 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 song."
"Awesome...you looked fabulous...don't mean to sound superficial, but I loved your hair."
"Great band, great tunes, great crowd."
"Congratulations for following your dream on this one - you have lots of admirers among the crowd, especially us."
"Musicians 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."
"Poised, funny, related...you made everyone feel comfortable.  
 

 
 


 
 
 

 
 
 

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How You Live Your Life, released in January, 2012.
 
Stacy Brunner:  piano*
Bill Conway:  double bass
Cliff Hackford:   drums/conga/djembe/tambourine/shaker** 
Michael Mangino:  conga/cajon/tambourine/rain stick/triangle**
Pat Tomasso: vocals, acoustic guitar***, piano
Dennis Winge:  electric, slide & acoustic guitar/banjo/mandolin; harmony vocals***
 
* Pat Tomasso played piano on Temptation.
**Cliff Hackford played percussion on Lilla's House, Temptation, How You Live Your Life, and Walk Away Angry.

**Michael Mangino played percussion on Lilla's House, I Won't See Him Again, Brian, Temptation, I Love You, I Love You, I Think,
and How You Live Your Life.

***Dennis Winge played acoustic guitar on I Won't See Him Again and I Love You, I Love You, I Think,
***and shared lead vocals on I Love You, I Love You, I Think.

Recorded at Park Hill Recording/www.parkhillrecording.com
Co-Producers:  Cliff Hackford, Harley Fine and Pat Tomasso
Engineer:  Harley Fine
Executive Producer:  Pat Tomasso
Mastered by Atom Fellows
Album Design:  Chris Merola/www.yonderdesign.com
Photography:  Bryan Meador/bryanmeador.com; Joel Mausner

Special thanks to Stacy Brunner, Dennis Winge and Joel Mausner, whose creative ideas permeate this album.
Dedicated to the memory of Miriam & Vic Tomasso, whose love of classical music grounded me.
 
To purchase Pat's CD, How Your Live Your Life, or individual song downloads, go to cdbaby.com, below.  To sample the songs, or purchase them as MP3's, go to: pattomasso.bandcamp.com.
 
  

 
 
To view the video, A Song for Wall Street Protesters..., featuring Pat's single, How You Live Your LifeClick Here


 Contact info:  ptomasso@simpaticomusic.net  
                           914.316.8476
  
           

 
 
 
 
  
 
 
  

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