Los Angeles, CA USA - Cynthia Utterbach is a Jazz artist-actress-writer and educator, that left Los Angeles in the early ’90s to live abroad. Eventually she ended up in Hamburg, Germany and enjoyed a long tenure throughout Europe performing for festivals, clubs, cruise ships, churches, schools, Big Bands and Radio television award shows and working with some of the music industries noted jazz Players, also performed in and wrote music for the internationally acclaimed film “Rosenstrasse,” winner of a Golden Globe Award in 2002.
Cynthia was a member of the Hamburg musical, The Buddy Holly Story, over ten years. This inspired her to began performing Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (a Billie Holiday monologue portrayal) as well as performing solo tribute concerts and theater such as “Lady Legends, & “the Big Band Era,” Three Ladies of the Blues,” Voices of Praise and countless other Music Tribute shows for International communities. She has had the great pleasure of presenting her Gershwin tribute show in Thailand in the audience for the Queen of Thailand and her Majesties guests at The Palace. As a writer and jazz storyteller, Cynthia, on occasion, perform some of her original gospel and soul songs in her performances along with swinging her high octane adaptations of incredible jazz standards. Cynthia still maintains a long-standing jazz Residency in Bangkok in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s Bamboo Bar. Performing in a Jazz environment, she could tell her jazz stories through the great songs that she sings from the American Song Book. Cynthia currently resides and works in Savannah, Georgia's jazz scene performing since 2017 at Good Times Jazz Club, The Mansion and Hilton Head S.C. jazz venues The Jazz Corner and Sound Waves along with performances for private and corporate events.
Cynthia's solo CD recordings include: Close Your Eyes, A Tribute to Louis Armstrong with the Hamburg Police Orchestra, Comes Love, Cynthia’s Back, and Visuality. Her latest 2020 single release, Don't Explain from the forth coming release “Tribute to Billie,” is currently streaming on all digital platforms.
Cynthia Utterbach the Jazz Storyteller - “Swing is her Thing”