cat da silva • vocals
In 2000, Cat da Silva joined the vocal lineup of Stealin' Dan.
Cat attributes her love for jazz in part to her mother’s uncles who played jazz in NY swing bands in the 1920s-40s, passing down their love (and their chops!).
Cat started singing in jazz clubs at age 16, and was touring Europe and the United States with various jazz ensembles by age 19. At the tender age of 20, she was introduced to Mark Bonder at a jazz jam session. Their paths crossed again shortly thereafter, and she excitedly watched as Stealin' Dan took the stage at Swing Set. It wouldn't be long before she would be invited by Dr. Dave to join the group of ShowBiz kids we now call FM.
Cat holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a Doctoral Degree in Music History and Literature. She teaches music in the Syosset School District and enjoys disaster relief work as an American Red Cross volunteer.
Cat is a published author, her work available in the Library of Congress.