Nobel Nominated Jazzy pop crooner, actress and activist Cynthia Basinet best known for her iconic sultry version of, Santa Baby" attended the Jazz Tribute Awards and Concert Saturday night honoring FOX's Seth MacFarland
and the legendary, Johnny Mandel.
Leonard Martin presented Seth MacFarland with the 2017 David L. Abell Angel Award for his focus on music, literature and philanthropy.
Quincy Jones presented his brother from another mother," Johnny Mandel with the Jazz Tribute Celebrating A Life Of Achievement. Their mutual admiration could be felt by all in the theater.
The concert swung under the musical direction of John Clayton
with performances by Calabria Foti
, Chuck Berghofer
, Tony White and the LA Jazz Society All Star Big Band.
John Williams also gave his accolades for Seth MacFarland as Alan Bergman charmed the audience with his delicate crooning. The Shelly Manne Memorial New Talent Award was presented to trumpeter, Joey Curreri.
Keeping Jazz Alive!" special comments by Mrs. Shelly Flip" Manne, President, Los Angeles Jazz Society. The Los Angeles Jazz Society Tribute Awards are a celebration of 34 years honoring jazz legends and supporting the mission to honor the legacy of jazz and assure its future by nurturing jazz musicians and audiences of tomorrow".
More on Cynthia, who recently addressed the United Nations for the 11th time on issues of displaced societies, fake news and intellectual property. She has long been considered one of the most sultry and seductive voices in the history of music". Listen to her on playlists with Ella, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett
to Harry Connick, Jr.
and today's pop and country artists, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Adele, Gwen Stefani, Kacey Musgraves and Selena Gomez to name just a few. Her latest Holiday smouldering warm" offering, The Christmas Song" along with her classics, Going Out Of My Head" Haunted Heart" and Two For Two" from her full length CD, The Standard" can be found on iTunes Spotify
Send love this Holiday season with the gift of music, hurry down the chimney to download!" #awfulgoodgirl