biography


“Thanks again for putting my work out

into the world so conscientiously

and with such musicality”

John Bucchino, composer

by Gern Blanston


Patti has been playing the piano since she was six.

She is a grateful product of the vocal (alto) and instrumental (clarinet) music programs offered by Scarborough’s Public Schools; a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto (A.R.C.T. perf.), and of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto (BMus). 

In addition to loving classical music, she’s mad for the American Songbook… and musical theatre, in general.

Her recordings, “Carmen UnZipped” and “Pull Me Through”, as well as her work in shows like "The Shopping Cart of Love" (with Patricia Zentilli), "The Picture of Happiness" (with Brad Hampton) and “Love Longing and Lunacy” (with Lindsay Sutherland Boal) reflects these passions. Patti has written five shows including “What Was I Saying?” and "Carmen UnZipped" which she has performed around the world with opera and cabaret diva Jean Stilwell.

Patti loves to listen to jazz and to jazz piano, in particular. Some of her favorite pianists are Glenn Gould, Alex Rybeck, Hélène Grimaud, Mike Renzi, Bill Evans, Gene Di Novi and Bill Charlap, i.e. pianists from the varying worlds of classical music, jazz, musical theatre and cabaret.

Patti lives happily and busily with her beautiful, trumpet-playing husband, John, in the Beach neighbourhood of Toronto, just around the corner from Glenn Gould’s childhood home. When they’re not making their own music, or hosting salons and soirées for musician and actor friends, they record other singers and instrumentalists in the studio they’ve built in their kitchen.

Websites


www.pattiloach.com

www.thepictureofhappiness.com

www.jeanandpatti.com


CDs


Carmen UnZipped with  Jean Stilwell

Pull Me Through with Patricia Zentilli

The Voice Next Door with Marcus Nance: guest artist on “Fanette”



Shows


Patti with an ‘i’ and Patty with a ‘y’ (as performer): with Patricia Zentilli

The Shopping Cart of Love (as performer): with Patricia Zentilli

The Picture of Happiness (as music director, performer): with Brad Hampton

Conversations at 3 a.m. (as pianist):  Lindsay Sutherland Boal

Love, Longing and Lunacy (as pianist):  Lindsay Sutherland Boal

Love and Life (as writer, music director, performer): Jean Stilwell

Here’s To You (as writer, music director, performer): Jean Stilwell

Carmen UnZipped (as writer, music director, performer): Jean Stilwell

Not Exactly Paris (as writer, music director, performer): Jean Stilwell

What Was I Saying? (as writer, music director, performer): Jean Stilwell

 

“show music rendered with a grace, subtlety and craft that could put many an art song or opera accompanist to shame.” John Terauds, Musical Toronto