Cynthia’s jazz career is an example of the wonders of social media. Several years ago while relatively new to the Tulsa area she made a chance connection on Facebook to one of the city’s finest jazz pianists, Scott McQuade. Through Scott she was introduced to Chuck Cissel, The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and through there, many other people who have been influential in her life….the rest as the saying goes, is history.
Cynthia has performed in many local venues including the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Ciao, Smoke. on Cherry St, Main St. Tavern-Broken Arrow/Cherry St, Lefty’s on Greenwood, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Juniper, 624 Kitchen, Doc’s Wine and Food, Kirin Asian Fusion, Harwelden Mansion, Sisserou’s and various others.
She has also been featured in several festivals such as the TEG International Jazz Fest Presented by SpiritBank, Big Bands, Big Voices:The Concert!, The Chet Baker Festival, The Rose Festival, The International Jazz Day Celebration, and the PostOak Wine and Jazz Festival just to name a few. Cynthia has connected with the Tulsa jazz community and over the years, has become one of the more recognized and popular jazz vocalists in the area.
When she’s not singing, Cynthia is a wife, mom of two young adults, and employed as a human resources professional. But music, especially Jazz, is never far away.
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The 2020 TEG International Jazz Fest is presented by SpiritBank!