Cathy Elliott

Cathy Elliott

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

“I was raised on Roberta Flack, Earth,Wind and Fire and the Police, played Chopin and Schubert on the piano thru college, went to school as a classical composer and have been singing jazz standards since I was 8…my driving inspiration is basically to try to reconcile all of these influences.”


My musical influences span the classical realm to jazz and r+b.


Long Way Home

Written By: Cathy Elliott

He has gone to a place where there is no love or laughter
only storm clouds and rain and he is all alone
he's got the weight of the world sitting right on his shoulders
and he will always take he will take-the long way home.
and I will wait for him, tho' I don't know where he's going cuz
I got a feeling he's just taking the long way home.

At his best he'll wonder if he's even in the running
Tho' he's miles ahead of any other man.
He'll give the stars and the moon sapphires and diamonds
But he's telling himself he's just doing the best he can

and I will wait for him tho' I don't know where he's going
and I will take him in no matter where he should roam
because his love and his kindness
are like heaven overflowing
and I got a feeling he's just taking the long way home

he'll take time to worry how he measures up to others
tho' a man of such measure I have never known.
He'll make you feel like a beautiful sacred treasure
and all the time he'll wonder if he's even holding his own.


Arranger on "The Process" CD by James McBride, Orchestrator and vocalist on Silver Burdett Ginn recordings 2001

Set List

Light of Dawn
Hey, Girl
Evening's Promise
New Worlds In Your Eyes
I Was Never In Love With You
I Remember U
Ave Maria
Give It Love
All I Know
Not Where I Need to Be

Jazz Standards
All of You-C
All the Things You Are-Eb Maj
Autumn Leaves-
April in Paris-Bb
Beautiful Friendship--C
Beyond the Sea--Eb
Black Orpheus--Amin
Blame it On My Youth--C
Bye Bye Blackbird--D
Come Rain or Come Shine--C
Darn That Dream--Eb
Days of Wine and Roses--D
‘Deed I Do--C
Detour Ahead--C
Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me—Bb
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore—Ab
Embraceable You—Eb
Every Time We Say Goodbye—C
Fly Me To the Moon
For All We Know—C
Fruit Thru Tears
Girl From Ipanema
God Bless the Child—Bb
Good Morning Heartache--
Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
Guess Who I Saw Today My Dear
Have You Met Old Jones--Eb
Honeysuckle Rose
How Long Has This Been Going On
I Ain