Cathy DeWitt was destined to be a musician, and playing jazz is in her blood. Before she was born her father Bruce led his
own band in New Orleans, regularly opening for Louis Armstrong at Pete Fountain's place. At a very early age music filled
her house, from her father's Dixieland trumpet and stride piano to the Rachmaninoff and Chopin pieces her brother Peter, a
prodigy pianist, rehearsed every day on the grand piano in the living room. As the family gathered to watch the television
variety shows of the 60s, she heard all the famous singers interpreting the great songbook of jazz and show tunes, and she
never forgot the lyrics to many of those songs.
After honing her harmonic skills as a member of the University of Florida Choir and Willis Bodine's Chamber Singers, Cathy
met and began performing with jazz guitarist Charlie Bush