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, Lefty’s on Greenwood, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Juniper, 624 Kitchen and Catering, Doc’s Wine and Food, Bodean Lounge, Harwelden Mansion, Sisserou’s and various others.
She has also been featured in several festivals such as the International Jazz Fest, Big Bands, Big Voices:The Concert!, The Chet Baker Festival, The Rose Festival, 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.