Award-winning instrumentalist, vocalist and bandleader Cynthia Sayer is celebrated as one of the top 4-string jazz banjoists in the world today: soulful, edgy, both contemporary and classic, with a playing style that is all her own. She is multi-instrumentalist artist skilled also in the piano, ukulele and tenor guitar. 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.
Sayer’s was inducted into the American Banjo Hall of Fame and 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, and BBC Radio. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, DownBeat, Fretboard Journal, International Musician, People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and countless other media outlets. She has performed for two U.S. Presidents and with several orchestras including The New York Philharmonic, and was the official banjoist for The New York Yankees. She performed at prestigious venues like New York City’s Lincoln Center, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and is producer of the annual “Hot Strings Festival” at City Winery NY.
Sayer is joined by her quartet to bring her eclectic, swing-based show to treat the Kiawah audience. Don’t miss your chance to miss this fun, upbeat performance! Complimentary tickets available beginning 9/5 for Kiawah residents and 9/8 for the public. Get your tickets online at www.kiawahisland.org/events or in person at Kiawah Island Municipal Center 843-768-9166.