Wayne Moose is an in-demand bassist in the western N.Y, region, and he enjoys performing with musicians in a wide array of genres. Wayne is also a music teacher at Williamsville East High School, where he conducts 2 orchestras, 2 jazz improvisation classes, theory, composition and arranging. He has had the pleasure of performing with musicians such as Gene Bertoncini, Freddie Cole, Houston Person, Bruce Johnstone, Bobby Militello, Kevin Mahogany, Cyrus Chestnut, John Pizzarelli, Annie Ross, Jane Monheit, Bill Charlap and Cindy Miller to name a few.
Wayne graciously invited Cindy Miller to perform with him this year at the Jazz Festival. Cindy is a world-class vocalist from the Rochester area, here are a few words about her:
Cindy Miller is from upstate New York, received her Master's degree from the Eastman School of Music and is widely known as an exceptional eclectic performer.
As well as being a master of musical comedy, she is also recognized as having an extraordinary ability to interpret and present standard jazz material in an exciting and refreshing manner.
Her shows, "I've Got The Music In Me", "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet!" and "Here's To The Ladies", is musical comedy at its best. Each show is filled with superb singing, a little stand up comedy, witty parodies and delightful characterizations of famous entertainers.
In the field of jazz, Cindy has performed, or recorded with, flutist Hubert Laws, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, Chuck Mangione, world famous vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Jay Leonhart, numerous appearances with the Gap Mangione Big Band, Benny Goodman Tribute Band, Central New York Jazz Ensemble, and has appeared many times with Michael Lasser, host of PBS radio's nationally syndicated show "Fascinatin' Rhythm".