Cynthia Scott Cynthia Scott

“Most people sense that all is not well in the world we live in. And I’ve put these concerns to music …My goal at this time is to lift the world with my music.” “ Cynthia Scott

For three decades, the vocal artistry of the multi-talented Arkansas-born vocalist Cynthia Scott has encompassed the swing of jazz, the soul of R&B, and the sacred stirrings of gospel music. She is loved by audiences from New York to Africa, Europe and Asia; by musicians from Wynton Marsalis to Ray Charles “ who discovered her “ and by jazz critics like the Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich, who called her “a mesmerizing vocalist.”

The release of Dream for One Bright World “ her fifth as a leader “ is an incredible, eleven-track recording featuring some of New York’s finest musicians including, pianist/keyboardist John diMartino, multi-reedist Bill Easley, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, drummer Yoron Israel, tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffrey, trumpeter Etienne Charles, trombonist Andrae Murchinson, and percussionist Jeff Haynes. The legendary pianist/arranger Norman Simmons assisted with this production and said, “I don't recall ever experiencing a program so powerful ...” The CD features Scott’s cool and colorful contralto singing about many issues of the world today: homelessness, Alzheimer’s disease, hope, and love “ along with a shout-out to her old boss, Ray Charles. “I learned from Ray to tell the story and do it your way, with all your roots included,” Scott says.

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This album is full of songs that I urge all chorus teachers in New York City and elsewhere to play in the classrooms. And I would recommend this CD to anyone as a very powerful reminder of what is important in life. It surely required quite an emotional investment on the part of Cynthia scott to bring into fruition. What a beautiful result..Powerful is an understatement -Cathy Gruenfeld, Jazz Impro

Similar to Marvin Gaye's groundbreaking album “What's Going On” in that both deal with social issues. An emotional voyage that goes straight to the soul of humanity. -Ron Scott Amsterdam News

The amazing Cynthia Scott is definitely open to inspiration and she makes her music joyful, sorrowful, romantic and fun

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I teach privately in my studio. Have been a private teacher for The New School, City College.

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My clinics cover becoming a performing artist and all that is required to achieve that at a high quality performing level.


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