The Living Room is delighted to welcome the return of jazz legend, Cynthia Scott from the United States of America.
From May 15 – June 16, the extraordinary jazz vocalist, Cynthia Scott, will perform at Bangkok’s best live jazz venue with the acclaimed Randy Cannon Group.
For more than four decades, the vocal artistry of the multi-talented Arkansas-born vocalist,
Cynthia Scott, has encompassed the swing of jazz, the soul of blues, R&B, and the sacred stirrings of gospel music. Discovered by the late great Ray Charles, she is loved by audiences from New York to Africa, Europe and Asia, by musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, and revered by jazz critics. “I learned from Ray Charles to tell the story and do it your way, with all your roots included,” says Cynthia.
A true natural, Cynthia was exposed to a wide variety of music at an early age. “I loved Carmen McCrae; I heard her story when she sang. Roberta Flack … I could sing her Chapter Two album straight through, note per note. Aretha Franklin always amazed me with the way you could really feel her. And then later there was Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday … talk about emotions on your sleeve,” enthuses Cynthia.
When Cynthia moved to Dallas after she graduated from high school in Arkansas, her early influences formed one soaring and syncopated voice that was all hers. Over the years, she honed her craft with some of the best musicians on the jazz scene. Cynthia’s big break came back in 1972 when she received a call from Ray Charles asking her to be a Raelette backing singer. Scott worked with the genius for two years. “I felt like I knew Ray’s spirit because when you work with someone as closely as I did with Ray, you learn so much,” she recalls. She also toured Europe with Oscar Peterson, with Joe Pass and the Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams.
In 2016, Cynthia was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, an honor that marks a lifetime of outstanding achievements and dedication to jazz.
At The Living Room, Cynthia will perform with the sensational Randy Cannon Group.Renowned for his power-packed performances, Randy’s mesmerizing piano playing is complemented by the outstanding drummer Willard Dyson, Thailand’s leading bass player, Therdsak Wongvichien.
Cynthia Scott and the Randy Cannon Group will perform Tuesday – Thursday from 21.15 hours onwards and every Friday and Saturday from 20.30 hours onwards.
Join us for unforgettable nights with jazz legend Cynthia Scott from May 15 – June 16, only at The Living Room!
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