What The Critics Say

“But more than Ms. Scott’s soulful contralto, what made me take notice were the lyrics of the ballad she’d written:

I don’t recollect our meeting
I don’t even know your name
Did I know you?
And if I did, why don’t I remember?

I’d never heard a song about Alzheimer’s disease before.”

-Paula Span, New  York TImes

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/a-song-about-forgetting/

“ This album is full of songs that I urge all chorus teachers in New York City and elsewhere to play in the classrooms. And I would recommend this CD to anyone as a very powerful reminder of what is important in life. It surely required quite an emotional investment on the part of Cynthia Scott to bring into fruition.  What a beautiful result..Powerful is an understatement.” 

- Cathy Gruenfeld, Jazz Improv Magazine

“Blending the sinewy grit of Gladys Knight and the sophisticated sass of Shirley Horn, the one-time Raelette recalls her former boss in the refreshingly frank, funky “Shades of Ray”; nods to such idols as Carmen, Ella, Sarah and Dinah throughout “The Singer”; and lovingly salutes both her preacher father and Martin Luther King Jr. with “Vision on High” and the understatedly powerful bonus track “I Have a Dream.”

Scott speaks to the freedom of self-actualization with the salty “If the Shoe Fits” and comments on our collective ability to ignore the plight of the homeless in “The Man in the Street.” Romantic perseverance is explored in the sweet, steadfast “Keep Alive the Dream,” the sentiment broadened to global proportions in the title track. Most moving, though, is the deeply personal “Did I Know You,” in which Scott reflects upon her mother’s descent into the abyss of Alzheimer’s.” 

- Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes 

http://jazztimes.com/articles/25665-dream-for-one-bright-world-cynthia-scott

But her real accomplishment has been her ability to draw people in with her own style; something that mixes R and B, Jazz, Blues, Soul and Gospel into a character that is solely her own.  

- National  Musical Academy of Ukraine

“Similar to Marvin Gay’s groundbreaking album “What’s Going On” in that both deal with social issues. An emotional voyage that goes straight to the soul of humanity.”    

- Ron Scott,   Amsterdam News

“The amazing Cynthia Scott is definitely open to inspiration and she makes her music joyful, sorrowful, romantic and fun... Highly recommended.” 

- Paula Edelstein,   Soundsofttimelessjazz       

"Did I Know You" nearly knocked me to my knees. What a gorgeous, heartfelt and touching song. I think the national Alzheimer's groups should adopt it as their own

- Rod Harrington,  El Dorado Daily News

“One of today’s hottest emerging vocalists.”

- Prophets of a New CIty

“The whole focus of the United Nations Millennium goal is to reach around the globe.  We all share the same emotions, same burdens. This beautiful soulful message by Cynthia Scott gets to the core of the people the world over. Music breaks thru the language barrier..

- Gloria Starr Kins, United Nation Correspondent

“Cynthia performs with haunting artistry and superb talent.” 

- Syracuse Herald

“Cynthia sings with remarkable  smooth intonation that stands out for its quiet intensity.....”

- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

“....operating at a high level.” 

- Time Out, New York

“Exceptional Performance.....”

- Downbeat Magazine

“In a rich, soulful voice, she sings messages of hope and compassion.”

- Jazziz

“ Something to behold”

- Dcist

“The best kept secret on the New  York Jazz Circuit...”

- The Amsterdam News

“Scott’s voice is a pleasing, sensual alto.”

- Cadence Magazine

“Ms Scott, the highly attractive singer has a winning way with the audience and stylish approach to a song.”

- Hot Springs Daily News

“Most striking is her crystal clear delivery. Each word is precisely phrased - the mark of a perfectionist.” 

- The Dallas Morning News

“Ms Scott shares her charm with her exhilarating jazz conditioned voice that has such unbelievable range.”

- The News

“Cynthia Scott is the personification of DIVA. Sophisticated, Elegant, Virtuoso” 

- The Global Jazz Network

“Striking, sultry vocalist...”

- Chip Deffaa,  New York Post

“Great Scott”  

- Rod Harrington, El Dorado News-Times