Cynthia SayerHot Jazz TrioSat, Feb 23, 7:30pm
Multi-award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist/bandleader Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as the top 4-string banjoist in the world today. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by the New York Times, Cynthia enchants audiences with her electrifying, swing-based performances and captivating stage presence wherever she appears.
Cynthia tours extensively with her bands and as a guest artist across four continents. Recent appearances include touring in China this past November, appearing at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival as well as the legendary NYC jazz room, Birdland (glowing 2018 review here), headlining the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival, and much more.
Cynthia’s swinging shows feature a delightful mix of hot jazz, Great American Songbook, tango, virtuoso classics, and old favorites. Her Hot Jazz Trio at the Lemon Bay Playhouse includes acclaimed saxophonist Terry Myers (leader of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and frequent featured artist at USA jazz festivals), and string bassist Mark Neuenschwander (Florida’s #1 bassist, whose credits include everyone from Rosemary Clooney to Michael Feinstein).
One show only — we recommend you buy your tickets in advance!
“A dazzling evening, a capacity crowd… Nobody wanted it to end.” — GUARDIAN NEWS (England)
“She takes us into places where you’d never expect the banjo to be admitted and makes herself completely at home.” — DICK HYMAN, NEA Jazz Master
“Cynthia Sayer almost made the applause meter explode … Her swingy playing catches you from the start, and her sense of showmanship is present at every second.” — LA DÉPECHE (France)