Nobel Peace Prize nominated and critically acclaimed self-released singer, actress, activist. Best known for her version of Santa Baby (oft-miscredited to Marilyn Monroe and influencing nearly ever artist who has re-recorded the song since 2000. Featured in soundtracks from Party Monster to CBS's NCIS LA) She is compared to artists ranging from Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day to Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick Jr, Madeline Peyroux, Al Jarreau, Amy Winehouse, Oleta Adams and more.
Cynthia (who is often called “C” by her friends) has had a colorful and successful life in several fields, and she is just getting started. She is an exquisite and glamorous singer with a highly expressive voice and a real feel for American standards. Her most recent full length CD, The Standard features a haunting arrangement by Lee Musiker of “Cry Me A River”. She has combined forces with Lee on several of her releases including, Its Only A Paper Moon and The Christmas Song.
“I was raised on jazz,” says Ms. Basinet. “My Dad used to play records by Ella, John Coltrane and many others. In fact, my mother has said that I heard jazz while still in my womb.” Born in the San Fernando Valley, she was raised in the Silicon Valley near San Francisco. Classically trained on flute and saxophone (playing first chair in her school bands),she also sang opera while loving the American popular songbook.
March 15, 2018
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January 03, 2018
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November 21, 2017
"Santa Baby" Crooner Cynthia Basinet Attends L.A. Jazz Society Tribute...
April 24, 2015
Cynthia Basinet Remake "All Of Me" Slated To Be One Of The Top Of The...
December 15, 2014
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October 16, 2014
"Blue Gold" Documentary Featuring Icons Of Music And Fashion Screens At...
August 25, 2014
Cynthia Basinet's Latest Single, "Eventually" On Pandora
June 09, 2014
Actress, Singer Cynthia Basinet Comes Out To Support The Biff...
February 04, 2014
Cynthia Basinet Reveals A New Direction In Her Latest Single,...
January 08, 2014
Actress, Singer Cynthia Basinet Releases Her New Music Video Of "Santa...
December 16, 2013
The Most Popular Version Of "Santa Baby" For Over A Decade; Hint: It...
December 06, 2013
NCIS Los Angeles Reairs Holiday Episode Tonite Featuring Cynthia...
October 12, 2013
Crooner, Actress Cynthia Basinet Petitions The United Nations
July 29, 2013
"Santa Baby" Singer Cynthia Basinet Surfaces In New York For Rare Show
March 14, 2013
Actress, Jazz Singer Cynthia Basinet Reflects On Love In Elle Magazine
December 18, 2012
NCIS: Los Angeles Heats Up On Tuesday With Basinet's Santa Baby
November 30, 2012
Cynthia Basinet, Best Known For "Santa Baby," Releases Her Debut Full...
October 12, 2012
Singer, Actress Cynthia Basinet Petitions The United Nations
December 04, 2011
Cynthia Basinet releases new single "The Christmas Song"
October 14, 2010
Nobel Peace Prize nominated jazz artist and actress Cynthia Basinet...
What a knock out! -Dick Hughes, Jazz Action Productions
Excellent artist and songs. -Wyn Machon, Oamaru Heritage
The sound of your voice is a pearl to my ear!. -Paul van
American Actress Cynthia Basinet truly uncovers her talents
with this EP 4
track offering on UNCOVERED. She's got the looks, style,
and ability to deliver
a tune. A class act! -Helen Simons, The JazzXpress Caravan
...This EP is definitely a keeper, and with another EP and
full length album
out there, there's plenty more Cynthia Basinet to get your