Cynthia Sayer at Sigal Music Museum


Thu May 02 2024 at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm


Sigal Music Museum | Greenville, SC

Join Sigal Music Museum for an evening of music with Cynthia Sayer!
About this Event

Doors open at 7:00 PM | Concert begins at 7:30 PM

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Multi-award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist/bandleader Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as the top 4-string banjoist in the world today. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by The New York Times, Cynthia tours extensively with her bands and as a guest artist across four continents.

An American Banjo Hall Of Famer, Sayer is the first 4-string banjoist to appear on the cover of the Musician Union’s official publication, International Musician Magazine in 2021, the first banjoist to win the 2019 Bistro Award and 2018 Global Music Awards, and in 2018 the first 4-string jazz banjoist to be featured at the iconic Newport Jazz Festival.

Cynthia rose to international prominence as a founding member of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band, and has played with jazz, popular, and roots music artists including Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Andy Statman, Les Paul, Marvin Hamlisch, Wynton Marsalis, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Vince Giordano, Scott Robinson, and many others.

Sayer has appeared as a guest and performer CBS, FOX & ABC network television, on NPR's “Piano Jazz,” and elsewhere. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, DownBeat, Fretboard Journal, People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and countless other local, trade, and foreign media outlets.

Cynthia has performed with various orchestras, including The New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, has played at The White House, and is proud to be the subject of a Trivial Pursuit question. Her new project, “The Unexpected Journey Of Jazz Banjo,” enjoyed a successful debut at Lincoln Center.

Filmed for PBS TV's “Give Me The Banjo,” Cynthia’s multi-instrumental talent can also be heard on feature film, TV and commercial soundtracks. Her 9 feature albums have received rave reviews and multiple "Best of" nominations and awards in various categories.

Cynthia Sayer is also an avid educator. Along with giving lessons, workshops and educational programs, her play-along program, You're IN The Band, is popular with players of all instruments learning and practicing traditional jazz and swing. Her new book for banjo, guitar and mandolin The Swinging Solos Of Elmer Snowden, was published in 2022.

Cynthia lives in New York City and endorses Ome Banjos, GHS Strings, Blue Chip Picks, and The Realist Banjo Pickups by David Gage.


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Sigal Music Museum, 516 Buncombe Street, Greenville, United States

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