Trumpet feat. Chris Standring (guitar) | Lutz Deterra (keyboards) | Marius Goldhammer (bass) | Marcus Finnie (drums)

A native of Buffalo, Cindy Bradley started playing the piano when she was six, but picked the trumpet somehow by accident at fourth grade. By 12, she was performing professionally with a Buffalo area jazz band that consisted of promising musicians, ages 12-17, which emulated the big bands of the 1940s. She played with many jazz groups over the years and did her bachelor’s degree in jazz studies in Ithaca. Then, she went to the New England Conservatory to study for her master’s in jazz trumpet performance. After earning her degrees, Cindy immediately headed to the New York City area and immersed herself in the vibrant jazz scene, discovering equal passions for straight ahead be-bop and contemporary jazz, as well as funk, Top 40, R&B and jazz fusion. Along the way, Cindy, who by the way also plays flugelhorn, performed everywhere, from the Seabreeze Jazz Festival to the Dubai Jazz Fest. In addition, she has already been named Best New Artist (American Smooth Jazz Awards) and Debut Artist of the Year (Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival).

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