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JOYRIDE

by Cynthia Sayer

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**Notable Instrumental Jazz Release, Jazz Journalists Association
**Triple Silver Medal, Global Music Awards
**Featured in Downbeat Magazine
**Editor’s Pick, Blogcritics

Multi-award-winning banjoist/vocalist and American Banjo Hall Of Famer Cynthia Sayer, praised for her "drive and virtuosity" by the New York Times, has released her new all-star album, JOYRIDE.

The album features Charlie Giordano of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band on accordion as well as Mauro Battisti on bass, Larry Eagle (who performed with Springsteen's "Seeger Sessions Band") on percussion and additional top musicians contributing violin, guitar, tuba, trumpet, clarinet and more. The thirteen tracks on Joyride were produced and arranged by Sayer and include two originals as well as early jazz and country classics, tango, blues, and favorites from the Great American Songbook.

Inspiration for Joyride came from Sayer's unlikely 2011 introduction to Giordano at Brooklyn's Jalopy Theatre. "Larry Eagle introduced me to this fantastic accordion player, but I had no idea of his background at first," remembers Sayer. "When he sat in with my band I immediately knew I wanted to record an album with him. The banjo-accordion sound is incredibly cool, and our styles struck me as a perfect fit."

The album opener, Sayer's "Banjo Blues," is a cheeky rebuke to banjo stereotypes and sets the tone for the set, showcasing Sayer's singular & striking, arrangements. Song selections cover a wide range of styles, genres and musical eras, highlighting the unexpected versatility of the four-string banjo. A true Joyride!!

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released March 1, 2017

Cynthia Sayer - banjo, vocals, arrangements
Charlie Giordano - accordion
Mauro Battisti - string bass
Larry Eagle - percussion
with:
Sara Caswell - violin
Adrian Cunningham - clarinet
Jon Herington - electric guitar
Scott Robinson - tenor sax & tarogato
Rande Sandke - trumpet
Marcus Rojas - tuba
Mike Weatherly - string bass & backup vocals

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Cynthia Sayer New York, New York

Multi-award-winning artist and American Banjo Hall Of Famer Cynthia Sayer is regarded as the top 4-string banjoist worldwide. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by The New York Times, Cynthia tours extensively with her bands and as a guest artist across four continents.. Sayer has performed and recorded with with many leading jazz, popular, and roots artists. She is also an avid educator.. ... more

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