With a mix of the best contemporary jazz and sparkling elements of pop Cynthia Christy thrills listeners with her extraordinarily emotional voice. Her vocal styling draws from the wellspring of American popular songs, rhythm and blues and jazz. A vocalist of exceptional talent, she credits her love and dedication of music to her grandmother and the Baptist church. Her ability to express the essence of a song with confidence and panache endears her greatly to an audience. Cynthia started performing publicly at the age of seven and says she can't remember a time when she wasn't singing. While a teenager growing up in Detroit, she performed in clubs with various local bands and later did musical theater in college. She has studied with vocal coach Merle Leffman and Bay Area legend Jackie Harriston. She has performed with many of the Bay Area's finest musicians and songwriters. She relies on her storytelling ability, seeking to convey a common universal message through a song. She knows that love songs can evoke many shades of color. They can cover you in the darkness of a blue haze, or carry you sailing on a magic carpet ride through the pale blue sky. With this in mind she aims to combine originality with diversity and create her on secret ingredient for a scrumptious sounding recipe. But, some feelings can only be expressed in a song, so here are a few of her favorites.