“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.