Cynthia Sayer: Hot Banjo at City Vineyard - 3/8Friday, March 08 2019 4:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
Cynthia Sayer: Hot Banjo at City Vineyard - 3/8
at City Vineyard at Pier 26
Tickets will be $25 Day of Show. Your ticket is your dinner reservation. To view our dinner menu, please click here.
After spending the last decade fronting her band on tour over 4 continents, Cynthia especially looks forward to this intimate evening in her own home town. And as this date happily coincides with International Women's Day, she’s delighted to feature monster violinist Sara Caswell in her trio, along with top bassist Mike Weatherly. The last time this trio shared the stage together was at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival, where they brought down the house while Cynthia made history as the first 4 string banjoist to be a featured artist at this iconic festival.
Cynthia first rose to international prominence as a founding member of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band, all the while exploring her wider musical interests and playing with such legendary jazz, popular, and roots music artists as Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Andy Statman, Les Paul, Marvin Hamlisch, Wynton Marsalis, and John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) ), as well as with leading contemporaries such as Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Charlie Giordano (with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band), and many others. Among her numerous honors, Sayer is in the American Banjo Hall Of Fame and in 2018 received a Triple Silver Medal from the Global Music Awards.
"A dazzling evening, a capacity crowd... Nobody wanted it to end."
— GUARDIAN NEWS (England)
"Sayer repeatedly demonstrated her highly celebrated and long-standing mastery of the jazz banjo."
— BISTRO AWARDS
"Cynthia Sayer almost made the applause meter explode ... Her swingy playing catches you from the start, and her sense of showmanship is present at every second."
— LA DÉPECHE (France)