Born: May 19
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.
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