“Every song that we’ve chosen has some kind of personal connection,” she says. That includes Pazzano’s longstanding fascination with Judy Garland.
“My mother tells me I was transfixed in front of the television any time the Wizard of Oz was on. As an infant, the only thing that got me to quiet down was a music box playing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow,’” she laughs.“I’m definitely paying homage to her with this.”
From those influences, both performers took a musical path that includes formal studies and, now, time as musical educators in their own right.
Pazzano is a classically trained contralto, with a vocal range that can cover the gamut of emotions.”