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Wish I Knew

by Cynthia Kaay Bennett

This vocal album, mostly comprised of original jazz tunes with blues undercurrent is sensitively interpreted, hauntingly beautiful, with a hint of fire; an obvious labor of love with the musicians adding their own brand of magic.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
4:37 $0.99
2. Blame It on the Night
4:08 $0.99
3. Jones for You
4:09 $0.99
4. That's How I Learned to Sing the Blues
4:26 $0.99
5. Wish I Knew
3:36 $0.99
6. Thinkin' 'Bout You
3:36 $0.99
7. A Lover is Forever
4:56 $0.99
8. Calling on Me
5:30 $0.99
9. Getting What I Deserve
3:57 $0.99
10. I Do, I Do, I Do
4:15 $0.99
11. If That Ain't Love
3:56 $0.99
12. Mood Indigo
4:59 $0.99
13. Mississippi Mudslide
4:51 $0.99
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Album Notes
Introducing Jazz Vocalist Cynthia Kaay Bennett

Cynthia Kaay Bennett's CD "Wish I Knew" is simply lovely. On this CD, Cynthia provides the listener with a variety of sounds from pretty to playful. I always wondered how Cynthia sounded so happy when she sings, then I went to hear her live. She literally sings with a smile on her face that translates to her music in a neat way! She's a beautiful girl with a beautiful style. I have enjoyed "Wish I Knew" so have my listeners! I can't wait for the next one!
Suzanne Carroll, host of "The Jazz Brunch" 
WRVF Toledo, 101.5 The River

Cynthia Kaay Bennett began her music career at an early age, singing, playing piano, guitar, and alto sax. An Ohio Junior Miss runner-up, Cynthia studied at Ohio State University and received her Master's degree. While living in Ohio and holding a full-time job, Cynthia performed in clubs and at festivals.

Cynthia is a diamond. Keep your eyes and ears on this girl, as if you could do anything BUT!
Greg Norris, guitarist,
Toto, Platters

After moving to Nashville in 1997, Cynthia began experimenting with various types of music. As a writer, Cynthia performed regularly with some of Nashville's best songwriters whose songs cover the airwaves today. With her jazz standards past and the Nashville influence she has immersed herself in, Cynthia has developed her own sound.

Cynthia's a natural with the big band...definitely the "icing" on our performance at the Savannah Jazz Festival! It's a pleasure to share the stage with Cynthia Bennett!
Master Sergeant Keith Philbrik, Director,
The U.S. Continental Army Jazz Band

Her last jazz album, "Wish I Knew" has a strong blues flair. The album definitely gives credit to the lyric and musicianship of Nashville with a true jazz foundation. The album is full of amazing vocals and incredible musicianship.

The instrumentalists perform their own brand of magic behind the vocalist with Andy Reiss, Catherine Styron, Charlie Chadwick and Reese Wynans being worthy of special mention. Cynthia Kaay Bennett is a singer to watch; an "up and comer" and she's breathing fire.
Richard Bourcier, Jazz Critic,

On the "Wish I Knew" album Cynthia performs her favorite jazz standard of all time, "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered". What a beautiful song. The album also hosts many originals, including some songs written by Cynthia herself.

This album is an absolute labor of love. One listen is all it takes. Cynthia has the grit to open the album with "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered". She sings the very meaningful verse. Excellent choice and performance, Cynthia.
Chuck Chellman, President,
Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society

Although a couple of standards are included, the meat of this album lies in Cynthia's treatment of her own compositions and those of some lesser-known writers. Relatively unknown writers often turn out gems and there are some prime examples here. I was captivated by Cynthia's sensitive interpretation of "Jones For You", "Thinkin' 'Bout You", "Getting What I Deserve" and the hauntingly beautiful "A Lover Is Forever".
Richard Bourcier, Jazz Critic,

Cynthia has been performing at jazz clubs and private parties around the country and has performed at venues such as the Savannah Jazz Festival, French Lick Springs Jazz Festival, and gala big band events at the Opryland Hotel.

A great combination of emotion and vocal skill. Her warmth and charm will convince you you're in the presence of something special.
Gary Talley, guitarist,

Cynthia is on a roll. Audiences everywhere are enjoying her performances. She is always searching out new venues where she can charm and entertain the crowd. Cynthia is equally comfortable performing with a big band, or in an intimate setting with her favorite stand-up bass and keyboard players from around the country.

What a big, big voice coming from that little itty-bitty thing! You don't get the full scope of who Cynthia is until you watch her perform, watch the way she moves. You gotta see her.
Ramona Collins, jazz vocalist, recording artist,
President of Toledo Jazz Society

"Cynthia opened her mouth, and wow! Very powerful!"
-Clifford Murphy, bassist, co-owner, Murphy's Jazz Club

"Cynthia is a singer who truly loves songs, a singer who hears the unique message and beauty in rhythm, melody and lyric and conveys this with passion and emotion."
-Eric Zanetis, producer/publisher, Sound Management Co.

"I think she was born singing jazz. For Cynthia, it's as natural as putting one foot in front of the other."
- Jonell Polansky, producer/owner, DaCapo Studio, Music Row, Nashville

"A singer/songwriter who is always a joy to watch perform. A fabulous babe."
-Paul Craft, songwriter and publisher, Pinspotter Music



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Dramatic Arts, Inc.

Cynthia's presentation is like the pedals of a rose opening---beautiful!
Cyntia's interpretation and presentation are definitely connected to her heart from which she sings. She captures via the jazz and blues blues idiom, a pulsating, simple, direct, innovative, and refreshing offering of classic favorites. In a word, like pedals of a rose opening---beautiful. Chuck Ransom, Dramatic Arts, Inc.