Cynthia van Roden's playfulness, lush contralto and sophisticated delivery will transport you back to another era. This chanteuse, performs a unique blend of vintage jazz, swing, standards, saucy tin-pan alley, blues, bossa nova and French songs. Her band members all sing bringing you 3-part harmonies on many songs.
Additional vocals, voice overs and ukulele performed for Hallmark product and commercials. Volunteer work: Grief counseling with children at Solace House.
Winner of the original Bar Natasha Idol – an American Idol type competition for the best new cabaret talent in Kansas City hosted by Bar Natasha and judged by local celebrities.
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“Cynthia has a gift for presenting a song in a natural, flowing style. In particular, she has a special knack for telling a story with the lyrics of the song. While many singers downplay the lyrics in favor of vocal athleticism, she retains the true intent of the composer while mixing in a little of herself.” Danny Embrey ~ guitar player
“The vocal stylings of Cynthia van Roden will transport you back to the Coconut Grove of the 1940’s. In lilting elegance, she transforms each tune into her own nostalgic and heartfelt remembrance. She’s one of Kansas City’s newest talents and one to be checked out!” Steve Rigazzi ~ bass player