CYNTHIA MARIE grew up playing classical piano, studying with Bonnie Litten and Ann Tanabe, and went on to win the Honolulu Symphony’s Best & Brightest Concerto competition at age 17. She began songwriting in high school and continued to write while attending UW School of Music in Seattle. Here she found her voice in a small piano room, and began singing for the first time in vocal jazz choir. After a summer at Berklee, she began playing out her original music, and gigging around town with local musicians.
Since arriving on the east coast, CYNTHIA MARIE has been featured regularly in The 9 Songwriters’ Series, Columbia lakefront concerts, Takoma Porch festivals, DC’s 1st Asian-American Songwriter showcase, Washington Women in Jazz Festival, and performed at favorite DMV venues such as: IOTA Club, Jammin’ Java, Atlas Performing Arts, the Athenauem, Ebenezers, and the Black Cat DC. In addition to Seattle, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, she has also performed her songs in New York, Philadelphia, North Carolina, and Breschia, Italy.
Find out more at www.cynthiamarie.org