CATHY MORRIS Press Release

The Music
In a genre of it's own by combining contemporary jazz melodies and chords with latin rhythms, funk grooves, fusion, rock, blues, celtic and even cajun fun creating her own distinctive sound she calls "Party Jazz".

Electric violinist Cathy Morris has a passion for sharing music with audiences of all ages and everyone can tell! An endless energy, evident passion and effevescent presentation engages more then the listener's ears while conveying her genuine enthusiasm for music and life! 

A staple in the Midwest Arts Community for over 20 years as a performer / producer / composer / educator and recording artist.

As a Performer you’ll find Cathy in a broad range of arenas and stages
• at outdoor music and jazz festivals  
• as guest soloists performing her originals music with orchestras and jazz bands 
• performing for celebrities, political figures and visiting dignitaries
• warming up for national artists
• playing world viewed events and opening ceremonies 
• performing for and collaborating with students

As an educator
Its her commitment to chi;dren and community that puts Cathy in front of and collaborating with literally thousands of students each year presenting convocations and workshops to grades k-12 as well as performing her original music in side by side concerts with student orchestras. 

As a recording artist
Cathy has self produced five CDs of original music
in addition to her holiday disc A Cathy Morris Christmas, the ’05 release Cathy Morris Latin Jazz, her ‘06 release Sacred Romance: violin and piano duets accompanying Sufi poetry and
the Music Wellness audio video series.

As a composer/arranger you can find Cathy's original music for string orchestra published by FJH Music, Inc and her catalog of over one hundred other works for strings at www.morethanmozart.com

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VIP PERFORMANCE FOR:
President Bill Clinton • Japan Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae •  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton • 
Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev • First Lady Laura Bush • Crown Prince & Princess of Serbia • 
 
Indiana Governors Evan Bayh, Mitch Daniels & Mike Pence • 
Jim Irsay • Rick Mears • Deepak Chopra
John Mellencamp • Antoine Davis

CONCERT OPENER FOR:
George Benson • Burt Bacarach • fourPlay • Najee • Chuck Mangione • 
Wayman Tisdale • Joyce Cooling • Rick Braun • Spyro Gyra 

Peter White •
 Bonnie Raitt • Al Jarreau • Michael Wolff •  Badal Roy

FEATURE CONCERTS:
Shikoku, Japan • Emmens Auditorium, BSU • Marion College • Indiana University • Indianapolis Art Museum •
Animals & All That Jazz • Lima Ohio Jazz Series • Columbus Ethnic Expo • Munster Performing Arts Center •
St Joseph College • Franklin College •
 Muncie Summer Concert Series •  Cool Creek Park Jazz Series 
Riley Summer Concert Series •
 St Paul's Concert Series • Dance Kaleidoscope 
White River State Park Concert Series 

IHC Concerts on the Canal •
 Friends of Garfield Park Music In The Park

FESTIVALS:
Wes Montgomery Jazz Festival • Midsummer Festival • Elkhart Jazz Festival • Indy Jazz Fest • 
WTPI Broadripple Smooth Jazz Festival • Madame Walker Jazz Festival • Chataqua Festival of the Arts • 
Indianapolis Circle Fest • Penrod Arts Festival •
 Irish Fest 
Columbus, OH Rib Fest •
 Berkeley, CA Chocolate Fest

SPECIAL EVENTS
RCA Tennis Championships • FTCA, New York, NY • Formula One • Indianapolis 500 • NFL Inductee Awards Luncheon 
World Swimming Championship Opening Ceremonies • International Violin Competition Opening Ceremonies 

Indianapolis Arts Council 25th Anniversary Celebration
 • Indianapolis Museum of Art Gala
Eskanazi Donor Gala • Sax 5th Avenue Key For The Cure • O'var Coming Together


SOLO ORCHESTRAL APPEARANCES:

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra •  Carmel Symphony Orchestra • Columbus Symphony Orchestra • Indianapolis Philharmonic •
LaPorte County Symphony • Metropolitan Youth Orchestra •  Wauwatosa, Wisconsin High School • Stoneybrook High Orchestra • Noblesville High Orchestra • Warren Central High Orchestra • Park Tudor Academy • Perry Meridian High School  • Frankfort High Orchestra • Lafayette High Orchestra • Jennings County High School Orchestra •
Portage Indiana High School Orchestra •
 Ft Wayne Canterbury School • Carmel High School Orchestra 
Southeastern Hamilton High School • 

CORPORATE EVENTS
Resort Condominiums Inc • Cummins Engine Co. • Eli Lilly & Co. • IBM • Cook & Co. • Conseco • Sally Mae • Price Weber • Clarion Health •  St. Francis Hospital • Methodist Hospital • American Heart Association • United Way International • Girls Inc. • American Lung Association
National Jr. Achievement Conference •
 Alzheimers Association 
Ronald McDonld House •
 Rolls Royce •  Simon Property Group • Roche Diagnostics • Kroger 
Interactive Intelligence •
 Indiana Sports Corp • Ivy Tech • Do It Best Corp • Indianapolis Colts

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