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Cindy Scott | Major to Minor

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Major to Minor

by Cindy Scott

In a warm, silky tone, Cindy swings hard or floats dreamily, depending on the song, telling a story through her attention-catching, sweet jazz vocals.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. It Don\'t Mean a Thing
3:02 $0.99
2. What\'ll I Do
5:59 $0.99
3. Mean to Me
2:52 $0.99
4. Get Out of Town
5:10 $0.99
5. Ev\'ry Time We Say Goodbye
4:58 $0.99
6. Nature Boy
6:16 $0.99
7. Deed I Do
3:21 $0.99
8. It\'s De-lovely
2:45 $0.99
9. I Just Found Out About Love
3:51 $0.99
10. On a Slow Boat to China
3:25 $0.99
11. It Might As Well Be Spring
5:12 $0.99
12. Imagination
3:00 $0.99
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Album Notes
Cindy Scott has a warm, sexy tone, clear presentation of lyrics, and a refreshing attention to melody. One can hear the influences of several well-known jazz artists like Sarah Vaughn and Karrin Allyson, sweetened by a light touch of Ricki Lee Jones. Scott either swings hard or floats dreamily, depending on the song. Her passion for this music comes out in her delivery and endears her to her listeners.

Scott was born into a family of musicians. She studied classical flute and attended Louisiana State University on a music scholarship. Then, as an exchange student in Germany, she discovered jazz. While studying abroad, Scott began singing with a German trio in the jazz cellars of the Black Forest. German native Thomas Gunther, now pianist for the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, remembers working with Scott fondly. "Her timing and phrasing was that of an old, experienced jazz singer, very uncommon for someone only 21 years old. Both the instrumentalists and the audience alike loved her immediately for her charming stage presence, her wonderful voice, and her powerful interpretations of jazz standards."

After returning to the US, Scott continued singing. She sang with the Louisiana State University big band and also performed at jazz venues around town. She eventually attended the University of South Carolina and performed with their big band at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Netherlands.

Scott moved to Houston in 1995 and became an active part of Houston's jazz scene, playing frequently at all of the top venues. "Major to Minor" was recorded with the band that Cindy regularly performed with in Houston: Gary Norian (piano), Thomas Helton (bass), Chuck Payne (drums), Woody Witt (saxophone), and special guest and Cindy's mentor Dennis Dotson (trumpet).

In January 2005, Scott returned to South Louisiana to accept a full Graduate Assistantship in Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans (UNO). The following August, Cindy, her husband, Bill, and their dog, Kitty, evacuated the day before Hurricane Katrina destroyed their one-story apartment. After a lengthy departure, they returned to New Orleans to participate in the city’s renaissance. Scott completed her Masters in Jazz Studies in May, 2007 and now teaches the UNO Jazz Voices, the university’s mixed-voice jazz vocal group. She has a busy private voice studio. Check out her website for New Orleans performances and tour dates: www.cindyscott.us.

Cindy’s first CD, “Major to Minor,” has been well received among critics and fans alike and is currently being distributed in the US and Japan. She recently released her second CD, "Let the Devil Take Tomorrow," also available at CDBaby!

As Roseanna Vitro stated, Scott's first CD "should make anyone take notice. It Don't Mean a Thing is killin'. Great, really. You should be very proud, Cindy. Congratulations."



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major to minor
i agree with the people who rated this cd before me, and wonder, when will cindy get back in the studio? dennis

Sandra Kaye

Bright Shinning Star
This CD is well put together, the art work is very nice, the tune selections are great and the title is a perfect match.
First and foremost is the voice with the package, MAGNIFICENT! I expect to hear more and more from Cindy and in the best way.



Subtract One Star...
for NOT acknowledging the combo so ably accompanying Ms. Scott. However, there is no question that this young lady --if she so chooses, and if she achieves the exposure com-
mensurate with her talent-- will be listed among
the first tier of jazz vocalists.
The opening of the first song is proof enough
that she already has the "chops" to make it
anywhere in the biz.
She is already head & shoulders above many of
the other singers to be heard at CD Baby.


Complete triumph, Perfect in every way. A Joyful round of warm tunes...
Unquestionably the perfect CD for a long day's work. Cindy Scott delivers the vivid colors of storytelling in her beautiful songs. Wonderful CD for any Jazz fan, this is the best addition to your collection if you want to make it shine pure gold eternally, Fantastic vocals, fantastic instruments, it was an endless amount of confort just listening to this CD...totally worth buying, A+