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About   Kathy

Kathy singing different vocal styles:

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Kathy's TEACHING RESUME for her experience as a singing teacher:

Kathy's BIO for her experience as a professional singer / vocalist :

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Where has Kathy Performed as a  Singer? 

ABBA Tribute Show

ABBA Tribute Show

Celebration Square, Mississauga

Diva Show

Diva Show

Casino Rama, Ontario - Mainstage

Beaches Jazz Festival

Beaches Jazz Festival

2014 Niagara Falls

2014 Niagara Falls

Jazz for Annual Trade Show. Piano - Graham Howes, Bass - Brendan Davis, Guitar - Mike Allen

The Rex Hotel

The Rex Hotel

Fundraiser

A Salute to Broadway

A Salute to Broadway

2014 Singing with pianist Danny McErlain

Singing with Gene DiNovi

Singing with Gene DiNovi

Le Parc, Markham

La-Z-Boy Theatre Michigan

La-Z-Boy Theatre Michigan

Private Function

Private Function

Had a blast on Dec. 31, 2019 doing a gig with amazing Sax, clarinet & flute player, Bob DeAngelis.

Kathy's Jazz Quartet, Ontario resort

Kathy's Jazz Quartet, Ontario resort

The Rex Hotel

The Rex Hotel

2011 July with George Lake Big Band

Christmas Jazz, Scotia Plaza

Christmas Jazz, Scotia Plaza

2009 with the Dan Stapleton Quartet. Piano: Brigham Phillips

Kathy's band at The Old Mill

Kathy's band at The Old Mill

Regular House Band in the Old Mill Dining Room. Piano - Brad Lovatt, Bass - Rosemary Galloway, Drums - Barry Romberg, Trumpet - Chris Howells, Sax - Don Englert Don Englert

Canada Day

Canada Day

Port Credit, ON - Paint the Town Red

2008 - Wedding, King City

2008 - Wedding, King City

Piano - Danny McErlain, Drums - John Cheesman, Bass - Rosemary Galloway, Guitar: Mike Allen

Greg Frewin Theatre, Niagara Falls, ON

Greg Frewin Theatre, Niagara Falls, ON

Aug. 2020 - Jazz jam in the park with guitarist Mike Allen. ♪♫

Kathy as Bette Midler

Kathy as Bette Midler

Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater, Branson Missouri, for Legends in Concert

Midland, Ontario

Midland, Ontario

Annabella's Jazz Cabaret

Annabella's Jazz Cabaret

Guitar - Whitney Smith, Bass - Jordan O'Connor

With Ori Dagon

With Ori Dagon

Singing Holiday music; on a a break

Air Canada Centre

Air Canada Centre

Opening Day Entertainment - Currently called The Rogers Centre

Singing Jazz with Brian Dickenson

Singing Jazz with Brian Dickenson

Calvelli's, Michigan

Calvelli's, Michigan

1081 balanced

1081 balanced

Edo Jazz

Edo Jazz

2013 Christmas

Conducting Children's Choir

Conducting Children's Choir

Christmas Recital, Scarborough Bluffs Music

Bette Midler Tribute Show

Bette Midler Tribute Show

120 Diner, Toronto

Meeting Kurt Elling

Meeting Kurt Elling

2010 Sept., The Old Mill, Toronto. Just to be clear, I didn't sing with Kurt! It was just a pleasure to meet him after his show.

Singing Canada Day Anthem

Singing Canada Day Anthem

Mohawk Raceway

With legendary pianist Norm Amadio.

With legendary pianist Norm Amadio.

I loved working with Norm. He never liked wearing his glasses in later years and wouldn't read charts. LOL In 2004, I did a project called "A Tribute to Canadian Jazz Composers" which was never recorded because FACTOR declined my proposal. But doing the demo, I sang the only song Norm ever wrote called "I Want Some Fun". He signed me the publishing rights on that fun song which he composed in 2001.

National War Museum, Ottawa

National War Museum, Ottawa

2007 with the Dan Stapleton Orchestra

scat singing with Ranee Lee

scat singing with Ranee Lee

Jazz workshop with Ranee Lee, 1990's

Singing with Alan Cohen

Singing with Alan Cohen

2012 Jazz on Yonge St.

Kathy & Paul Grosney

Kathy & Paul Grosney

Paul Grosney's 75th birthday at Le Parc. Celebration. I miss Paul very much and always enjoyed singing with his stage band, and doing gigs with Tommy Ambrose.

2015 Collingwood

2015 Collingwood

Deerhurst Resort - Annual Trade Show Jazz. Piano - Steve Amirault, Bass - Brendan Davis, Guitar - Mike Allen

The Alan Cohen Orchestra

The Alan Cohen Orchestra

Bandleader - Alan Cohen, Bass - Peter Telford, Guitar - Lou Bartolomucci, Drums - Barry Romberg, Sax - Harry Timmermans, Trumpet - Jim Lewis, Vocalist Dina Falbo.

Singing w/ the late Harvey Siegel

Singing w/ the late Harvey Siegel

Scarborough Civic Centre Afternoon Jazz

The Kathy Thompson Band

The Kathy Thompson Band

My band was very busy doing private and corporate functions. Keyboard - Brad Lovatt, Bass - Ed Wise, Drums - Steve Heathcote, Sax - Rick Morrison, Trumpet - Peter Jeffrey

With Comedian Victor J. Hanson

With Comedian Victor J. Hanson

Host MAC Awards, Mississauga, ON

DuMaurier Jazz Festival

DuMaurier Jazz Festival

College Park, Toronto with the Paul Grosney Orchestra, 1990's

The Boulevard Club

The Boulevard Club

Valentine's Day, 2002

Powerplay

Powerplay

1990's Dance Band: Bass - Will Jarvis, Keyboards - Brigham Phillips

Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

Royal York Hotel, Imperial Room

Royal York Hotel, Imperial Room

1990's with the Bob DeAngelis Orchestra

Palace Pier

Palace Pier

2010 Outdoor Concert with Etobicoke Community Concert Band

with Sheila Jordan, jazz singer

with Sheila Jordan, jazz singer

2011 workshop

The Constellation Hotel

The Constellation Hotel

Airport strip, 1990 s. Bass - Steve Lucas, Drums - Barry Romberg

Toronto Convention Centre

Toronto Convention Centre

1986

Outdoor Duo

Outdoor Duo

2015 Gig with Mark Kersey, Mississauga

sing sing

sing sing

National Arts Centre, Ottawa

National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Concert with the Central Band of the Royalk Canadian Air Force

Central Band

Central Band

Nathan Phillips Square, 1990's. Singing with Warrant Officer and sax player Rob Habermehl.

Alan Cohen Orchestra

Alan Cohen Orchestra

1988, The Old Mill Lounge. Bandleader, Piano: - Alan Cohen, Bass - Steve Lucas, Trumpet - Jim Lewis, Guitar - Roy Patterson, Drums - Stew Morgan, Woodwinds - Harry Timmermans

Sergeant Thompson

Sergeant Thompson

Official Photo as Vocalist of the Central Band for the RCAF

Jerry Fuller, Terry Lekiwiski

Jerry Fuller, Terry Lekiwiski

On a gig break, Toronto Convention Centre

with Producer Craig Rhunke

with Producer Craig Rhunke

1989 - My original single made the radio charts. RIP Craig Ruhnke, 2015.

Mulroney Election Ottawa

Mulroney Election Ottawa

Bass - Tom Denison, Keyboard - Ken Fahey, Sax - Mike Mullin

The Old Mill

The Old Mill

1980's, Musical Director: Matt Pines.

Humber College

Humber College

1979 Concert.

Mark Breslin's Sing-Sing

Mark Breslin's Sing-Sing

1990's, Karaoke Hostess

Unionville

Unionville

Private Function with the Kathy Thompson Band, Markham Suites. Piano: Brian Murphy. Bass: Ed Wise.

Los Amigos

Los Amigos

Singing with Los Amigos. Bass / Bandleader Roberto Acosts. Keyboards, Don Griffeth.

Humber College

Humber College

. Photo: Dave Stillwell

Humber College concert

Humber College concert

1977, singing Laura Nyro song.

Kathy's Dance Band

Kathy's Dance Band

Delta Chelsea Inn. Keyboards: Wayne Kelso.

1980

1980

Singing Back-up for vocalist Vic Franklin. Also seen: Julie Manchester. Musical Director: Tony Mergel.

Terry Dee + Showdown

Terry Dee + Showdown

My second road dance band, 1978, Granby Quebec.

1975

1975

First Talent competition, 1975. "The Way We Were", accompanied by pianist (uncle) Ray Blomme. Borough of York.

Anthem Vocalist: Mohawk Raceway, Woodbine RacewayAlberta: Silver Springs Hotel Banff, Political AGM Scarborough

Bahamas: Nassau, Freeport, Port Canaveral Big Red Boat Cruise Lines

Connecticut: Hartford’s SRO Cabaret

Florida:     Amelia Island Resort, Coral Springs Performing Arts Centre, Fontainbleu Hotel Miami

Germany: Estrel Hotel Berlin for “Stars in Concert”, Fireworks Festival Cologne, Ulm RCAF tour

Indiana:    Evansville Executive Inn

Japan:      Yokota, Atsugi & Yokosuka

Kentucky:  Owensborough, Executive Inn

Manitoba:  Brandon, Moosejaw

Mexico, Bucerias: The Luna Lounge

Mexico, Cancun:  Fiesta Americana Hotel

Michigan: Dearborn Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, Fraser-Detroit Sport City, Como’s Detroit, Genitti’s Northville, Farmington

                 Hills Civic Theater Monroe, LA-Z-BOY Theatre, Gino’s Surf St. Clair Shores

Minnesota: Minneapolis: Mall of AmericaMinnesota: Mystic Lakes Casino

Missouri, Branson: Osmond Family TheatreMissouri, Branson: Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater

Nevada: Cactus Pete’s Casino Resort in Jackpot

Nevada: Las Vegas:  Imperial Palace, Las Vegas Hilton

New Jersey:  Atlantic City: Bally’s Park Place, Claridge Hotel & Casino, Trump Taj Mahal NYE 2000

New York City:  Rockefeller Centre, Kleinhan’s Music Hall - Buffalo, The Wood Theater- Glen’s Falls

Ohio:       Cincinatti Radisson Hotel, Dayton, Patterson Airfield

Ontario, Barrie: Fisher Auditorium C.C.Ontario, Bracebridge: Rene Caisse Theatre

Ontario, Hamilton: Liuna Station, Hamilton Sheraton, Dundurn Park, Flamboro Downs Casino

Ontario, Markham: Match Banquet Hall, Delta Hotel & Suites, Markham Jazz Festival

Ontario, Mississauga: Living Arts Centre, Stage West Dinner Theatre

Ontario, Niagara Falls: Brock Sheraton Hotel, Americana Hotel, Greg Frewin Theatre

Ontario, Other:  Cedar’s Flamborough, North Bay, Kapuskasing, Orangeville, Lindsay, Brandon, Moosejaw, Banff, Midland Best    

              Western Hotel Ballroom

Ontario, Ottawa: Barrymore’s, National Arts Centre, Chateau Laurier Hotel, Rideau-Carleton Racetrack Slots

Ontario, Owen Sound: Royal Canadian Legion

Ontario, Picton: Crystal Palace

Ontario, Stoney Creek: Redwood Inn and Suites

Ontario, Toronto: D/X, Design Exchange, Liberty Grand, CNE, Ontario Place Forum & Waterfall Jazz, Chelsea Inn, Air Canada    

              Centre Opening Day, CN Tower, The Distillery District, Atlantis Oyster Jazz Bar, Cruiseline Boat Cruise, Granite Club, Carlu,

              Planet  Hollywood, R.O.M., North 44, Constellation Hotel, International Centre, Casa Loma, Legends Theatre, Sheraton City

              Hall, DuMaurier Jazz Festival, Imperial Room, Royal York Hotel, Nathan Phillips Square, The Docks, Woody’s, Centros,

              Enwave Theatre, Rex Hotel Jazz Bar, Lula Lounge, Gladaman’s on Yonge, Black Dog Pub Jazz, Jacobs & Company Jazz,

              Chalker’s Pub guest jazz opener, Edo Sushi on Eglinton, Beaches International Jazz Festival, 120 Diner, Mississauga Celebration Square

Quebec: Bromont Resort, Montreal Jazz Festival, Chez Dagobert - Quebec City, Trois Rivieres, Lac Leamy Casino Gatineau,

Saskatchewan: Prince Albert Northern Lights Casino, Dakota Dunes Casino Saskatoon

South Carolina: Myrtle Beach: Legends in Concert Theatre

Featured Vocalist with the Central Band of the R.C.A.F. Ottawa: 55-piece Orchestra

TOURS: Canada, USA, EuropeBrussels, NATO HeadquartersNational Arts Centre, OttawaHamilton Place, HamiltonDieppe (France) Penticton, B.CKelowna B.C.

Germany: Ulm, Lahr ToursPatterson Airfield, OhioPetawawa, ON

Alberta: Silver Springs Hotel Banff

Bahamas: Freeport, Nassau, Florida: Big Red Boat Cruise Ship (Oceanic & Atlantis)

California: San Francisco: Marriott San Francisco

Caribbean: Big Red Boat for Disney: Port Canaveral- Freeport- Nassau - Oceanic & Atlantis ships

Connecticut: Hartford’s SRO Cabaret (Bette’s one-woman show with band)

Connecticut: Hartford - Aqua Turf Club, Bette Midler Tribute show

Florida: Amelia Island Resort

Florida: Coral Springs Performing Arts Centre

Florida: Miami: Fontainbleu Hotel

Florida: Port Canaveral: Big Red Boat Cruiseline

Germany: Estrel Hotel Berlin for “Stars in Concert”, (3 extended runs)

Germany: Cologne: Fireworks Festival

Japan: Yokota, Atsugi & Yokosuka New Year’s Eve Gala

Mexico, Cancun: Fiesta Americana Hotel

Michigan: Dearborn Ford Centre for the Performing Arts,

Michigan: Detroit: Fraser-Detroit Sport City, Como’s

Michigan: Dearborn: Ford Centre for the Performing Arts with Frankie Ford & The Drifters

Michigan: Northville: Genitti’s  Hole-in-the-Wall New Year’s shows

Michigan: Farmington Hills Civic Theater

Michigan: St. Clair Shores: Gino’s Surf

Michigan: Monroe: LA-Z-BOY Theatre (one woman concert)

Minnesota: Minneapolis: Mall of America, Mystic Lakes Casino New Year’s Eve

Missouri, Branson: Osmond Family Theatre, Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater

Nevada: Jackpot: Cactus Pete’s Casino & Resort

Nevada: Las Vegas: Imperial Palace, Las Vegas Hilton

New Jersey: Atlantic City: Bally’s Park Place …. Claridge Hotel & Casino, Trump Taj Mahal NYE 2000

New York: New York City: Rockefeller Centre

New York: Glen’s Falls: The Wood Theater (Bette & Barry show)

New York: Niagara Falls: Seneca Casino Showroom (Bette & Barry show) Smokin’ Joe’s Event Centre

New York: Jamestown: Willow Bay Theater (Bette & Barry Show)

Ohio: Cincinatti Radisson Hotel 

Ontario: Barrie: Fisher Auditorium, Georgian College Theatre

Ontario: Bracebridge: Rene Caisse Theatre

Ontario: Burlington: Holiday Inn – Party in Pink Breast Cancer Fundraiser Gala

Ontario: Bobcaygeon: Shore Span Community Centre

Ontario: Courtice: The HIlltop

Ontario: Fort Erie Crystal Ridge Arena

Ontario: Grimsby: Casablanca Winery Inn (2 years )

Ontario: Hamilton: Dundurn Park for Hamilton Pride

Ontario: Hamilton: Liuna Station - Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser,  PWA Fundraiser Gala, Bette 

Ontario: Hamilton: Sheraton Grand Ballroom - PWA Fundraiser , Flamborough Downs Casino

Ontario: Innisfil: Belcroft  Inn

Ontario: Kawartha / Brechin : Bayshore Village Community Centre

Ontario: London: Centennial Hall for HALO Pride, Wintergarden Theatre

Ontario: Meaford Hall

Ontario: Millgrove: Cedar’s Campground (2 years)

Ontario: Midland: Best Western Hotel Ballroom

Ontario: Mississauga Living Arts Centre – Host  MAC awards televised , Delta Meadowvale, Capitol Hall 

Ontario: Mississauga Celebration Square - ABBA Tribute Show for the MCBA festival

Ontario: Mississauga: Stage West Dinner Theatre – Bette & Barry Show

Ontario, Niagara Falls: Brock Sheraton Hotel, Casino Niagara, Americana Hotel

Ontario, Niagara Falls: Greg Frewin Magic Theatre (Bette & Barry show 2012, 2016)

Ontario: Oakville, Oakville Banquet & Con. Centre, Le Dome (Bette & Barry Show)

Ontario: Orillia: Casino Rama Main Theatre: Diva Show from  California

Ontario: Orillia: Orillia Historic Opera House – Emcee for Elvis Show 2015 (as myself) / Rock the Night Away, 2016

Ontario: Oshawa Little Theatre, ON / Rock ‘n Roll Legends. Rock the Night Away at Regent Theatre

Ontario, Ottawa: Barrymore’s  (Luv Ball) … Rideau-Carleton Racetrack Slots 

Ontario: Owen Sound: Royal Canadian Legion

Ontario: Port Dover Diva Show / Festival Lighthouse Theatre

Ontario: Sarnia:  Hiawatha Race, Slots & Casino

Ontario: Toronto: The Rogers Centre (Air Canada Centre) Opening Day Ceremonies

Ontario: Toronto: Spa Excess, Valentine’s Day, Toronto Harbour Cruiseline for Spa X/S Summer Gala

Ontario: Toronto: Woody’s Halloween Fundraiser: $1,800. for PWA – People

Ontario: Toronto: Harbourfront Enwave Theatre: $2,400. raised for Animal Rescue

Ontario: Toronto: Sheraton City Hall – Legends in Concert Theatre

Ontario: Toronto: The Docks for Mr. Leatherman Contest,

Ontario, Toronto: Cont’d: D/X Design Exchange, Liberty Grand, Chelsea Inn, CN Tower 360 Restaurant New Year’s Eve, The Distillery District, Atlantis Oyster Jazz

          Bar, Granite Club, Carlu, Planet Hollywood,  R.O.M., North 44,  Constellation Hotel, International Centre,  Casa Loma

Ontario, Windsor: Caesar’s Casino, Cosmo’s

Ontario: Woodbridge, Match Event Centre “Vegas in Vaughan”

Quebec: Bromont Resort,, Casino Lac Leamy Gatineau (Bette * Barry Show)

Saskatchewan: Prince Albert, Northern Lights Casino,

Saskatchewan: Dakota Dunes Casino, Saskatoon

South Carolina: Myrtle Beach: Legends in Concert Theatre, Hollywood Lanes

Switzerland: Basel, Häbst Theatre

Utah: St. George Arena

Wisconsin: Mohican North Star Casino in Bowler, Potawatomi Casino Milwaukee

Wisconsin: Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Casino 

Kathy's  Credentials

Humber College - Voice Major

Humber College - Voice Major

Certified Teacher of Adults

Certified Teacher of Adults

Music Care for Care Givers

Music Care for Care Givers

Music Care for Care Givers

Music Care for Care Givers

National Institute of Broadcasting

National Institute of Broadcasting

Toastmaster - Competent Certificate

Toastmaster - Competent Certificate

Toastmasters - Advanced Bronze

Toastmasters - Advanced Bronze

Gestalt Coaching Master Course

Gestalt Coaching Master Course

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Non-Violent Intervention Training

Non-Violent Intervention Training

Song Writing competition

Song Writing competition

Course with the late Murray Kash

Course with the late Murray Kash

First Award Best Overall Performance

First Award Best Overall Performance

A  Personal   Reflection  from  Kathy

When I began my singing career in 1977 as I was a music major in HUmber College, I had no idea of the fascinating mix of challenges, discovery, frustration, fulfillment and exhaustion lie ahead. Being a professional entertainer is a full-time job. 

 

I have learned to become a self-starter, thanks to mentors and those who inspire me to excel. While we work and use our creative skill sets, we build strength as we immerse ourselves in dedication and persistence. It's like a muscle you build and it is a part of your lifestyle.


When you believe and manifest passion on the journey as you pursue your life's goal(s), work and practice become a way of life and an integral part of each day. You grow to love practice and work with your soul.

 

All any of us can gravitate towards is giving back to our community, creating a good life for you and your family, and living in positivity and growth so that we can leave the world a better place because we were here. When I go to sleep each night, I rest knowing that I did my best that day. But being a "workaholic" can cause anyone to burn out. It's important to strike balance in one's life and schedule down time as well. 
 

I want to thank everyone who has touched my life. You have been my teachers and we were connected somehow. We enter each other's lives for a reason that may not be apparent to us at the time. Some people are life-long friends, some only grace our presence briefly. Some people we encounter again later in life if there is some "unfinished business" !  We are all teachers and students for each other. It is the sum of our adventures - and what we make of them - that makes us the person we are today and will become tomorrow. 

I look forward to continuing my own journey of personal and professional evolution. I also look forward to being of true service to others in the time I have been blessed with in this life. "