Pam Duronio & Tim
Where voice & guitar meet with a most unique interpretation of today's jazz
Tim knew when they first met that they had a lot in common. Pam loved
singing and exploring new musical territory and Tim loved to accompany her
with a rich blanket of guitar chords punctuated by alternating bass and
melody lines. You can sense the musical passion when you hear their artistic
Originally from West Seneca, New York, Pam started singing as a teenager in
various R&B, Soul and Mainstream venues while also studying classical
and drums. During this period, she was introduced to recordings by
Billie Holiday and other legendary jazz
vocalists, whom she greatly admired. Their scat singing and vocal
nuances presented new options for Pam. You will hear a
blend of all these influences flowing throughout her singing while she
maintains her own unique vocal style and expression.
As a young boy,
studied guitar privately and became a professional musician
in his teens playing in and near his home town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His
diverse exposures range from Don Momblow,
Howard Roberts and Johnny Smith to Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana & others. Tim has
a keen sense for rhythm and even became adept at playing hand drums.
After working together in Milwaukee, Pam and Tim performed throughout
the U.S. and Caribbean as well as various Milwaukee venues. They
eventually settled in Milwaukee.
Coincidentally, both came from families of home building and real estate.
They began a real estate brokerage called
Real Estate while
continuing to perform their music.
You'll see on their calendar that Pam & Tim work often as
a trio with the
Warren Wiegratz in a
lively & contemporary jazz▪pop bossa▪samba music ensemble called
Although Warren is famous for his saxophone work, he is also playing his
flute & melodica in this trio, lending a very international flair to some of
the Spanish, Portuguese & French songs that Pam likes to sing. For many
concert, club & private party dates, the three are joined by bass & drums,
which is then titled VIVO
They like their CDs to be as true to live performances as possible.
is Calm' and
VIVO has recorded their first CD,
'on the sunny side' which is now available at
performance venues or on the order page of this site.