Liza Jane Catana is a 18 yrs old, petite, young lady with a big voice and is known as the “knock-it-out-of-the-park soprano” – with a vocal range of an octave and a half.
She has been singing since four years old and is known for her rock-opera style. At age 11, Liza was the youngest soloist invited to perform at the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Key West, Florida. Liza is well-traveled and has wowed the audiences with her vocals in Florence and Rome, Italy.
Liza was the only soprano to ever win Florida State District-Level Vocal Competition with a Superior-Plus rating. She then proceeded to win State-Level Competition out of thousands who auditioned, being the only Monroe County student to ever win this award; which she performed in two foreign languages. Also, she was the only soprano to win an Honor Choir position (ACDA) in 2013.
She has opened for rock groups such as: Three Dog Night, the Doobie Brothers and Grand Funk Railroad. Liza was also invited to sing with infamous Paul Cotton from the Paul Cotton Band, (POCO). At 15 years old, Liza was selected to perform a duet with renowned Broadway performer Brent Barrett, at the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Theater in Key West, Florida. Together they performed “All I Ask of you” from the Phantom of the Opera.
Liza Jane added some country music to her repertoire and has performed with Nashville artist, singer and songwriter James Slater. Also, she has worked with rock-star Phil Brown singer, songwriter and former lead guitarist of the band Little Feat.
One of her greatest honors was to sing our National Anthem at the 239th Anniversary of the United States Navy and for the Wounded Warriors Veterans. Recently, she donated her talent, opening for the rock group Grand Funk Railroad at Annual KeyStock Concert event, for the benefit of homeless Veterans. This was a powerful classical rock concert that, wowed the audience!
On June 2, 2015, the City Commissioners of Key West,Florida declared a “Liza Jane Catana Day” in recognition for her scholastic and humanitarian achievements.
At 16 years old, she recorded a CD in Nashville, TN., “We Can Start A Fire”, with producer, performer and songwriter, Biff Watson.
Currently, Liza is attending Belmont University, Nashville, TN., playing piano and guitar, songwriting and singing her way into a remarkable music career. To know Liza Jane is to truly know singing is her life song!