Cynthia Sayer's "The Banjo Show"

Cynthia Sayer's "The Banjo Show" at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St, New York, NYC), Friday, March 7th 7:00pm. Internationally celebrated banjo master Cynthia Sayer returns to Joe's Pub with her band on a mission to reveal the unexpected musical range of the "other" banjo – the 4-string – in "The Banjo Show, " a swing-based, eclectic program that includes hot jazz, tango, American Songbook favorites, roots, vaudeville, classical, and more. Contemporary, edgy, soulful and fun, Cynthia Sayer is regarded as one of the top 4-string banjoists in the world today.

Praised for her "drive and virtuosity" by The New York Times, and a founding member of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band, her vocals are divine and her banjo a driving force of nature -"think Django Reinhardt meets Bela Fleck." Cynthia will be joined by Dennis Lichtman on clarinet and fiddle, Jared Engel on string bass, and Larry Eagle on percussion…. along with a couple of surprises…..

"She's pushing the four-string banjo into new, uncharted territory." -FRETBOARD JOURNAL

"Breaking the mold is New Jersey-born Cynthia Sayer who plays hot, swinging jazz on the banjo." -PBS ARTS


· Starting Week of Feb 4:
Cynthia Sayer Trio on "Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour." Broadcast on TV and radio throughout the USA. Check your local listings.

· Fri & Sat, Feb 14 & 15:
Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, 33 University Place, NYC. 9:30pm - 1:30am.

· Fri, March 7:
JOE'S PUB, "The Banjo Show." 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY. 7:00pm Tickets $20.

· March 25-31:
DENMARK tour with Cynthia Sayer's Women Of The World Jazz Band (aka WOW)

· April 10-16:
New Orleans, LA, info TBA.

· Sun, April 27:
Pennsylvania Jazz Society concert, Dewey Fire Company Hall, 502 Durham St, Hellertown, PA. Members: $18, Non-members: $20. For further info, call (610) 625-4640 or email

· Tues, May 6:
Bickford Theatre concert, Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, 8:00pm. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Box office: (973) 971-3706.

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