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Listen: Cynthia Sayer On Piano Jazz

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Cynthia Sayer On Piano Jazz

Cynthia Sayer On Piano Jazz

Listen: Cynthia Sayer On Piano Jazz

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Set List

  • "Ella Miriam's Blues" (A. Statman)
  • "I Get Ideas (Adios Muchachos)" (Sanders & Cochran)
  • "You Talk Too Much" (C. Sayer)
  • "El Choclo" (A. Villoldo)
  • "Dark Eyes" (Traditional)
  • "The Man On The Flying Trapeze" (Leybourne & Leil)
  • "Do We? We Do" (B. Hansen)
  • "Banjo Blues" (C. Sayer)

Cynthia Sayer is widely regarded as one of the best banjoists in the world, able to perform in virtually any genre. Her accolades include the National Banjo Hall of Fame, a New York Philharmonic appearance and performances for two U.S. presidents. Sayer has played with Woody Allen's jazz band for more than a decade, and on this episode of Piano Jazz With Jon Weber, she whips up a fresh take on an old-time sound. Her latest album is titled Joyride.