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Music by Cathy DeWitt

The perfect live music adds the ultimate element of class and creates magic in the moment, enhancing your event and creating lifelong memories for you to cherish. Whether it’s Cathy's piano stylings that set the mood, sophisticated swing and rockin' rhythm & blues from the versatile ensemble MoonDancer, Patchwork's folk-flavored bluegrass and harmonious humor, or the beautiful flute, cello and keyboard sounds of Trio Fantastique, Cathy provides music that's just right for your special occasion.


 Moondancer Bands
MOONDANCER is an eclectic, professional jazz, swing, and rhythm & blues band led by vocalist/pianist Cathy DeWitt. Cathy has been compared vocally with Anita O'Day and Diana Krall, and she has performed with Dave Frishberg, Rob Bargad, Bruce Forman, and Bobby Sanabria. Tenor saxophonist Dave Sloane is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he backed up singers Lou Rawls, Harry Belafonte, Jack Jones and others. Bassist David Ottenberg, a graduate with a master's degree in music, is constantly in demand, working in bands like the Omi Ajamu Trio and Unsafe Sax, as well as the University of Florida Chamber Orchestra. Drummer/sound engineer Rob Rothschild, often called on to play for touring musicians travelling through the state, has played with Lesley Gore, Billy J. Kramer and Lou Christy. Since 1982, Moondancer has been in demand for concerts, swing dances, festivals, weddings, corporate and cultural events. Recent performances include: the Cummer Museum Jazz Concert Series in Jacksonville, Jazz Up Dunnellon!, UF JazzFest, and concerts for the Gainesville Friends of Jazz. The band has been recorded and broadcast on several radio and television programs, including the national PBS show CD Highway.

For details see the Events calendar.


MoonDancer poses at a performance for Altrusa House in Gainesville. From left, the great Dave Sloane (tenor saxophone), Rob Rothschild (drums), Cathy DeWitt (vocals & piano), David Ottenberg (bass).

PATCHWORK This group is made up of some of Gainesville’s finest female musicians. All veterans of many bands, Patchwork’s members joined together for the chance to sing and play acoustic music. Personnel consists of Janet Rucker on guitar, banjo, and vocals; Annie McPherson on acoustic bass; Jolene Jones on mandolin and vocals; award-winning multi-instrumentalist Tammy Murray on banjo, guitar, fiddle, and vocals; and Cathy DeWitt on guitar, piano, and vocals.

"Stunning, soaring harmonies!" Bill Hutchinson, City of Gainesville Entertainment Coordinator

 Trio Fantastique

Trio Fantastique features three veterans of the Gainesville music scene in a new and unique musical offering> This trio combines the flavors of new age, classical, folk and jazz into a tasty mixture of creative concert cuisine. Featuring the gifted French flutist Christine Alicot with Mark Billman on cello and Cathy DeWitt on piano, this group is the perfect choice if you're looking for a sound that offers both elegance and magic.

For more information cathydew@gmail.com.
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