GREENWICH, Conn. — Internationally renowned jazz banjoist and vocalist Cynthia Sayer will perform with her band under the stars in a concert at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, the The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation announced.
The concert will be Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. The rain date is Thursday, Aug. 4.
Cynthia Sayer’s musical approach has a contemporary hip appeal, yet her music is based on 1920s and 1930s jazz.
She takes her audience on a delightful journey through musical Americana. Opening in the ragtime era, she swings through the wild new “jass” sound, experience vaudeville banjo stars, romp through Tin Pan Alley, vamp the classics, enjoy old favorites and wind up in a virtuoso flurry of banjo hits.
Her credits include playing and recording with Woody Allen, Dick Hyman, Milt Hilton and many others. She has been featured in festivals throughout Europe, the Far East and the USA. She has played at the White House for President Ronald Reagan, at Carnegie Hall, and with the New York Philharmonic.
Now is your chance to listen to Cynthia Sayer right in your own backyard. Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket and join the crowd for some wonderful music under the stars.
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park is located on Arch Street by the Teen Center and Island Beach Ferry Dock.
For more information, call the Recreation Office at 203-618-7649, or visit its website at www.greenwichct.org . The rain cancellation number is 203-861-6100 after 4 p.m. on the show date.