Cynthia van Roden enjoys performing with the finest musicians at Kansas City’s premiere venues from Chaz at The Raphael, The Broadway Jazz Club, Webster House, The American Restaurant, Le Fou Frog, The Hotel Phillips, The Uptown Arts Bar and private events.
Her playfulness, lush contralto and sophisticated delivery will transport you back to another era. This chanteuse, performs a unique blend of vintage jazz, swing, standards, saucy tin-pan alley, blues, bossa nova and French songs.
Additional vocals, voice overs and ukulele performed for Hallmark product and commercials.
Volunteer work: Hospice visits include singing and playing ukulele for Odyssey; reading for Alphapointe Association for the Blind.
Winner of the original Bar Natasha Idol – an American Idol type competition for
the best new cabaret talent in Kansas City hosted by Bar Natasha and judged by
Impressed? Join the club! Kansas City Star
“Cynthia has a gift for presenting a song in a natural, flowing style.
In particular, she has a special knack for telling a story with the lyrics of the
song. While many singers downplay the lyrics in favor of vocal athleticism, she
retains the true intent of the composer while mixing in a little of herself.”
Danny Embrey ~ guitar player
“The vocal stylings of Cynthia van Roden will transport you back to the Coconut
Grove of the 1940’s. In lilting elegance, she transforms each tune into her own
nostalgic and heartfelt remembrance