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New York City Chapter Event


Swing into Spring with our Swing Banjoist!

Friday, April 3, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: At a member’s home on the upper west side.
Restricted to members only
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Contact: Sandy Merrill

Multi-award-winning banjoist/vocalist Cynthia Sayer defies genre boundaries with her electrifying, virtuoso banjo performances.  An American Banjo Museum Hall Of Famer, Cynthia develops her programs around the unexpected musical diversity of the 4-string banjo in the hands of a master, with an ever-changing mix of Gatsby-era hot jazz, American Songbook, Vaudeville hits, virtuoso classics, tango, Western Swing, and more, interlaced with entertaining anecdotes that guarantee an enchanting evening.  Cynthia will be joined by string bassist & vocalist Mike Weatherly, who is widely regarded as one of the premiere Hot Jazz and Western Swing bassists in NYC.   

Come join us to hear Cynthia and Mike sing, play lively music and regale us. Stay for wine, cheese, and fun conversation.
Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as one of the top 4-string banjoist in the world today. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by the New York Times, Cynthia enchants audiences with her electrifying, swing-based performances and captivating stage presence wherever she appears.
Cynthia tours extensively with her bands and as a guest artist across four continents. Winner of the 2019 Bistro Award** and 2018 Global Music Awards,** Cynthia garnered cheering crowds and her usual standing ovation at both the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival** (**first banjoist ever to win/appear) and as a Special Guest at the renowned 2019 Django Reinhardt Festival in New York City. Sayer has been honored by multiple international jazz festivals as "Festival Favorite" and readers polls have named her “Favorite Living Banjo Player,” “First-Choice Headliner,” and “Best Banjo Player.”

Cynthia has appeared as a guest and performer on CBS, FOX & ABC network television shows, including Good Morning America and The Morning Show, as well as on NPR's Piano Jazz, BBC Radio, and elsewhere. Sayer 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 legendary jazz, popular, and roots music artists.

Credit card only payments, checks are not permitted.
Registrations are not transferable without authorization by the event organizer.

Refunds can only be made for cancellations received at least two weeks (14 calendar days) before the event.     

Please send all refund requests to the Committee Chair: Name: Sandy Merrill, Email:

NOTE: There is a cat at the member’s home.