Thursday, September 15, 2016

BOOK: Hot Jazz Play-Along Program + FREE SAMPLE!

Try Cynthia Sayer’s NEW RELEASE for FREE!!
Book + 2 CDs or Downloads  

• For All Jazz Instruments
• Student, Hobbyist & Professional Players
• Jam With Top Pros In The Genre

• 13 popularly played traditional jazz/hot jazz tunes
• Each tune in 2 speeds:  "Practice Tempo" and "Gig Tempo"
• Playing tips & traditions
• Lingo & Definitions
• Lead Sheets with lyrics in concert key, Bb, Eb, & Bass Clef
• Chord Charts
• Tune Layouts

• All YITB Tracks Minus Trumpet
• All YITB Tracks Minus Banjo

CYNTHIA SAYER – banjo, arrangements
MIKE WEATHERLY – string bass
KEVIN DORN – drums


    "This is the only program I’ve seen that really delivers. It offers many great ways for players to truly grow their skills, and also enjoy the fun process of learning to swing in a band! Get it now – you’ll thank me later!"
       Artistic Director, American Roots Music Program
       Berklee College Of Music

    "A wonderful and helpful work that will instruct young players who are learning about playing traditional jazz. Also a great refresher for musicians already established and playing this style of music."
       Grammy-winner, Bandleader, Multi-instrumentalist
       Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks

    "You’re IN The Band offers the opportunity to develop, hone and master ones’ skills for playing jazz by using the best teaching technique known to date, actually playing IN the band. I highly recommend this method."
       Multi Award-Winning Trombonist

    "This is the perfect way to get into playing jazz in a group. For players wanting the basics, it’s absolutely accurate and gives you an idea of what’s to come and what’s required to be a part of a group. For advanced players, it offers jamming with established pros, an ideal way to practice and learn. This is for all instrumentalists who want to be a part of our music, from traditional on up."
        Pianist, Composer, Arranger
        NEA Jazz Master

    "You're IN The Band is the next-best thing to actual on-the-job training. It's an extremely practical and efficient way to learn how to play in a traditional jazz context."
       Jazz Clarinetist & Saxophonist

ABOUT CYNTHIA SAYER:  Award-winning musician Cynthia Sayer is recognized as one of the top 4-string classic jazz banjo players worldwide.  Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by The New York Times, Sayer rose to prominence as a founding member of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band, touring with the band for over 10 years. Cynthia maintains an active schedule as a bandleader, side player, and studio musician. She has played with Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Les Paul, Marvin Hamlisch, Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland, Andy Statman, John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), and many others. Her banjo, piano, ukulele, tenor guitar and voice can be heard on feature film and TV soundtracks, commercials, and recordings.

Sayer was inducted into the American Banjo Hall Of Fame, played for two U.S. Presidents (once at The White House), performed with The New York Philharmonic, has received several honors and award nominations for her recordings, and is proud to be the subject of a Trivial Pursuit game question. She is also an avid educator, and has been giving private lessons, workshops, and performing educational programs, for more than two decades. Cynthia Sayer endorses Ome Banjos, GHS Strings, Blue Chip Picks, and The Realist Banjo Pickups by David Gage. For further information, visit

7/27            Bronx, NY  JASA Van Cortlandt Center, CS Trio, 1:30pm
7/29-8/02    Sarasota FL TBA
8/03             Greenwich, CT Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, CS Joyride Quartet, 7:15pm. NOTE: Raindate is 8/04
8/06             Oakville, Canada  Oakville Jazz Festival, CS Quartet, 8:30pm
8/15             New York, NY Music That Heals, NYU Langone Medical Center, CS Trio, 12:30pm
8/21             Westport, CT Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, CS & Her Joyride Band, 7:00pm
9/08-09        Oklahoma City, OK American Banjo Hall Of Fame Events
9./10            Oklahoma City, OK Banjo Fest @ Hudiburg Chevrolet Performing Arts Theater, 7:00pm
9/16              Flemington, NJ  Central City Jazz Festival, CS Joyride Quartet