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Cynthia Felton

Dr. Cynthia J. Felton serves as Artistic Director of The Ethnomusicology Library of American Heritage, a library of encyclopedias that traces contributions of music created in America.

Cynthia is active as a performer and an educator. Her background prepared her well for both career areas. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, a Master of Arts degree from New York University in Jazz Performance, and a Doctorate in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California.

Her singing style embodies jazz, rhythm & blues, and gospel music -- a perfect fit for the broad stylistic range of compositions she chose for her debut recording. image_page3

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Afro Blue is a wonderful first outing by Cynthia Felton, a singer who I believe will ultimately become a household name. For her debut recording she chose to pay tribute to Oscar Brown, Jr., whose work she greatly admires. The CD opens and closes with her deeply moving rendition of the spiritual “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” framing twelve songs either written by Oscar or for which he wrote lyrics.

Cynthia produced and arranged all of the music on this CD, and created settings which not only provide a showcase for her own prodigious talents but also those of the outstanding musicians with which she chose to surround herself

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Albums

Cynthia Felton Sings The Nancy Wilson Classics: Save Your Love For Me
Cynthia Felton Sings...
Self Produced
2014
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Freedom Jazz Dance
Freedom Jazz Dance
Self Produced
2012
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Come Sunday: The Music of Duke Ellington
Come Sunday: The...
Self Produced
2010
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Afro Blue: The Music of Oscar Brown, Jr.
Afro Blue: The Music...
Self Produced
2009
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