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Cathy Morris

Composer Cathy Morris has an insatiable thirst for exploring all styles of music and likes to share with everybody! Combining contemporary jazz with latin rhythms, funk grooves, fusion, rock, blues and even cajun fun she has created her own distinctive sound she coined "Party Jazz". With a catalogue of 28 original tunes for her own performance she's built a library of over one hundred arrangements for string orchestra, quartet, trio and solo music minus one play alongs. which can be found at, FJH Music and JAZZWISE.COM.

A staple in the Midwest Arts Community for over 15 yrs as a performer you’ll find her in a broad range of arenas: concert and festival stages in the US and abroad, at world wide events including the opening ceremonies for the World Swimming Championships, Indianapolis International Violin Competition and in front of 250,000 people at the Formula One and Indy 500 races. Cathy and her band have opened for a number of national artists such as Al Jareau, Burt Bacharach, George Benson, Chuck Mangione, Rick Braun and Najee to name a few and repeatedly headlined Indy Jazz Fest, Elkhart Jazz Festival and numerous other music series throughout the Midwest for over 20 years.
You can also see Cathy as a featured guest soloist with numerous school and community orchestras and jazz bands performing her arranged originals. As a musical ambassador she’s performed for world leaders and dignitaries including Mikail Gorbachev, the Prince and Princess of Serbia, President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton and First Lady Laura Bush among others. As a recording artist she has five CDs of original music in addition to her nationally acclaimed holiday disc "A Cathy Morris Christmas", the ’05 release, Cathy Morris Latin Jazz showcasing all Brazilian jazz and the ‘06 release, Sacred Romance; violin and piano duets accompanying the Sufi poetry of Rumi and Hafez. It's a commitment as an educator that puts her in front of and collaborating with literally thousands of students each year performing convocations, conducting workshops and performing her original music in side by side concerts with student orchestras.