Maryland-based Jazz/Folk Pianist & Songwriter, Cynthia Marie

Maryland-based Jazz/Folk Pianist & Songwriter, Cynthia Marie

I remember really enjoying her voice, and just her ability to merge Jazz, Blues, Folk, Pop - all those elements seem to be brought together in her music." "She really does a great job .. (Oh, Legs!) is a fun, fun song. Each of the songs is different. I love what she does with the creation of these tracks.”

— DC Music Rocks, Aaron Tinjum & Brian Nelson-Palmer


A seasoned pianist with a love for improv, Cynthia Marie is passionate to create.  From jazz & blues to folk, pop, and original works, her eclectic songs dance with ease and emotion.  Her latest album “Harbor" has been featured on WERA.FM, Voices from the DMV, FEMchord, DC Music Rocks, Hometown Sounds, and WAMU Bandwidth.  

She has been featured in Washington Women in Jazz Festival, Her Roots, 9 Songwriters’ Series, Arts Soiree, Ben Tufts & Friends, Bloombars, Takoma Park Porch Festival, Arlington Independent Radio, Columbia Lakefront Festival, and performed at favorite DC, Maryland & NoVA venues such as: IOTA Club, Jammin’ Java, the Athenauem, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Teavolve, Villain and Saint, Ebenezers, and the Black Cat DC.  She has also performed her music extensively in Seattle, and has performed in New York, Philadelphia, North Carolina, and Breschia, Italy.

She is an active collaborator to a diverse array of bands and musicians throughout the DMV area.  She has worked live and in-studio with artists such as Jason Masi, Elena & Los Fulanos, Summer Januaries, Steve Olof Larson, Frank Blade & Friends, Jenny Terry, Jahnel Daliya, Raghav Khadka, and Laura Schwartz of Bellwether Bayou.  She recently had the pleasure of sitting in with Piedmont Blues guitarist, Warner Williams at Warner Williams & Friends at Roscoe's in Takoma Park. 
Cynthia Marie's album "Harbor" is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, CDBaby, and more:
"Centered around piano and voice, the songs explore a theme of love in its many forms - at times vulnerable, playful, nostalgic - and at other times empowered, emotional, and reflective.  This album includes friends & local musicians from the DMV, as well as long-time Seattle collaborators.  With diverse arrangements including flute, sax, guitars, strings, a great rhythm section, synths - each song fills a unique space in this journey."  
Other Albums available on iTunes:
Golden Tree Story "Openings"
Golden Tree Story "Beyond" EP
“Golden Tree Story is like a fine elixir, a tonic for the soul. This music contains compassion and careful listening, as well as an inner joy that manifests in carefully constructed melodies.  One ear is tuned to tradition, the other to the future, and from their instruments and voices comes a beautiful song.  Recommended for anyone in need of rejuvenation."  Rob Hinrix, ROCKiT Community Arts


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