Pat Tomasso is a singer/songwriter who has built an eclectic repertoire of songs that she describes as "jazzeret". She performs with her band, Simpatico, at venues in Westchester County and NYC.
Pat began performing at age 11 in a family folk singing group. As a teen, she performed solo, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar. She played at coffee houses in South Jersey, including summer gigs in Wildwood, where she sang nightly. In her 20s, she played in coffeehouses, street fairs and cabarets, both in NYC and Stockbridge, MA. Working for a rock music manager and then a Broadway producer, Pat also began to carve out a career on the other side of the business. And then her carefree life came to a grinding halt when her husband was killed in a car accident.
In short order, Pat returned to college, earned a B.A. in psychology and then a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She settled down in Westchester County, married again, and began her career as a psychologist while raising two sons. When her children left home for college, Pat finally addressed the gnawing feeling that something was missing. She dusted off her guitar and her tunes, began composing again and took a deep breath. Two years later, with her first CD under her belt, Pat re-launched her singing career. With her band, Simpatico (Simply Pat Tomasso & Company), Pat has just released her second CD, "Bloom Where You're Planted".