Jazz at the Trout presents Cynthia Bane

May 16 6:30pm

Jazz at The Trout Season IX celebrates “Women do Jazz”, featuring the virtuosity and versatility of the women of jazz throughout the season.

Cynthia Bane’s hip, understated style and pure vocal tone appeal to a wide variety of jazz fans. Jazz singer Janet Planet proclaimed her, “a star whose voice defines swing, elegance, and taste.”

Cynthia, a professor of psychology at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, took an unconventional path to vocal jazz. Growing up in Iowa, she played the French horn throughout high school and at Luther College, where she played in the concert band while earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She continued playing in community bands and pit orchestras for high school musicals while pursuing a Ph.D. in social psychology at Miami University. In 2007, Cynthia attended Tritone Jazz Fantasy camp in Door County, Wisconsin as a vocalist. At Tritone she met faculty members John Harmon (piano), Janet Planet (vocal), and Tom Washatka (saxophone), who encouraged Cynthia to record and who collaborated with Cynthia on her debut album, “Clearly” (Stellar! Sound Productions).

“Clearly” provides the listener with an intimate view of Cynthia as a versatile jazz artist. Teaming up with renowned pianist John Harmon, along with Andy Sachen (bass), and Mike
Malone (drums), Cynthia skillfully delivers jazz standards, bebop vocalese tunes, and ballads with warmth and authenticity.

Tickets : $12 Museum Members | $20 Non-members | $5 Students

Performances start at 7:30 p.m., with opening performance at 6:30 p.m. by the Lawrence University Student Jazz Trio.