Cynthia Holiday

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Jazzmobile Presents

Cynthia Holiday

Thu, April 28, 2011

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY


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There is a $10.00 food or drink minimum per person. Dinner served nightly 5pm-1am.

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Cynthia Holiday - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
Cynthia Holiday
Special Guest: Winard Harper - Drums
Radam Schwartz - B3 Organ
Avi Rathbart - Guitar

Not Billie, Not Jennifer, Not Judy, it's Cynthia Holiday's debut show "I Like What I See." WBGO's Sheila Anderson blessed her by saying: "I hear the humor of Helen Humes, the soul of Ernestine Anderson, the warm timbre of Mary Stallings and story telling of Marlena Shaw. But, make no mistake, what we hear is pure Cynthia Holiday."

Cynthia always gets asked two questions about her name:
Is Holiday a stage name? “My maiden name is Cynthia Joyce Holiday,” and, Are you related to Billie Holiday? “I find it flattering and always say, We are sisters in the name of song."

Ms. Holiday enjoys singing humorous songs or injecting humor into a song when least expected. This engagement will reprise a Birdland recording session awaiting release that included her opening theme song, "I Love Being Here With You’ / “Getting to Know You" Medley.

“It’s so nice to be able to introduce original songs. I will include three original songs including my lyric for "I Like What I See," with music by Radam Schwartz. It’s a familiar scenario. Girls night out. I see the finest man I ever saw in my life, then thinking to myself, I don’t know him but . . . .” You’ll love her story.

Two other originals "Beneath The Surface" a soulful hard bop tune by Bill Saxton and “So I’m Late” by Radam Schwartz are sure to be included.

Cynthia's debut CD, “All The Way” included Cedar Walton’s piano on “My Little Rainbow,” produced by John Snyder with bassist David Williams and drummer Joe Farnsworth.

Kevin Mahogany, a master vocalist, wrote:
“I met Cynthia several years ago when I used to frequent various jam sessions in Harlem Clubs and I was struck by her ability to quickly command the stage. Cynthia has fantastic stage presence and it’s time for her music to be heard”
Sheila E. Anderson, WBGO 88.3 Radio
“Her time has come with this release, Cynthia Holiday…All The Way. She seeks to continue the tradition of jazz women who sing the blues, a style that, in my observation, has become a lost art among vocalists. I hear the humor of Helen Humes, the soul of Ernestine Anderson, the warm timber of Mary Stallings and the storytelling of Marlena Shaw…but, make no mistake, what we here is pure Cynthia Holiday.”
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036