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 with one of the city’s finest jazz pianists. Through this connection she was introduced to the Tulsa Jazz community, and the rest as the saying goes, is history.
Cynthia has performed in many local and regional venues including the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Northeastern State University PAC, Cox Business Convention Center, Kansas City’s Blue Room, Low Down Jazz Club and many others.
She has also been featured in several festivals such as the TEG International Jazz Fest Presented by SpiritBank, the Chet Baker Festival, the Collinsville Jazz and Art Festival, the Rose Festival of Broken Arrow, Tulsa Mayfest, the International Jazz Day Celebration, the Feel Good Festival, SXSW 2023, and the PostOak Wine and Jazz Festival.
On March 15, 2022 Cynthia released her first single “Skylark” on the Tulsa Jazz label. April 30, 2022 she released an EP “Original Cyn” featuring some of her personal favorites, and on July 30 she released her second single “The Nearness of You” both singles can be enjoyed on the “Original Cyn” EP. Cynthia’s music can be purchased or streamed on all music platforms and on YouTube!
In July 2022 Cynthia formed her first official music group The Cynthia Simmons Trio which features Brad Henderson on piano, Matt Hayes on Upright Bass, and Cynthia on Vocals!
When she’s not singing, Cynthia is a Wife, Mom of two young adults, and employed as a Human Resources Executive. But music, especially jazz, is never far away.