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Cynthia Basinet

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.

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March 15, 2018

UbumtuFM's Exclusive Interview For International Women's Day With...

January 03, 2018

Review | Cynthia Basinet | "The Standard" | USA | Setting A New...

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

The Inspiration Behind The Versions Of "Santa Baby" Remakes... Hint,...

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 Radio

”The sound of your voice is a pearl to my ear!.” -Paul van Kuik, Radio 0162

”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 Jazz Radio 94.1FM Australia

”...This EP is definitely a keeper, and with another EP and a full length album out there, there's plenty more Cynthia Basinet to get your teeth into

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All of Me

All of Me

Welcome To Dreamsville Records

The Standard

The Standard

Welcome To Dreamsville Records

For You With Love

For You With Love

Welcome To Dreamsville Records



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