Cynthia SayerHot Jazz QuartetSat, Feb 23, 7:30pm
Award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist/bandleader Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as one of the top 4-string jazz banjoists in the world today. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by the New York Times. She has a unique and expansive approach to the instrument which is all her own, and she is also a dynamic vocalist and engaging entertainer. Her eclectic repertoire ranges from swing and hot jazz to tango, western, classical, and more. She enchants audiences with her electrifying, swing-based performances and captivating stage presence wherever she appears.
She first rose to international prominence as a founding member of Woody Allen’s New Orleans Jazz Band, all the while exploring her wider musical interests and playing with such legendary jazz, popular, and roots music artists.
Cynthia’s performances and recordings have accumulated numerous awards and honors, including induction into the National Banjo Hall of Fame. She was also filmed for a PBS TV documentary about the banjo. Read more about Cynthia and hear her in concert by visiting her website www.cynthiasayer.com.