Cynthia Tauro is the youngest in a musical family, playing the piano since the age of three. At the age of twelve, she sang “Over the Rainbow” with none other than Bernie Senensky on piano (broadcast by York University 105.5 FM). Classically trained at first, she began to specialize in jazz in high school, and then branched out to Latin Jazz in university. She has recently graduated from the Jazz Performance Program at Carleton University. Cynthia continues to study piano with Mark Ferguson in Ottawa. She also continues to work with Frank Falco in Toronto, where Robi Botos is among her earlier teachers and mentors. This past year, Cynthia was the lead pianist in the Carleton University Jazz Band and in the summer of 2014 she was the coordinator of the Carleton University Jazz Camp.
Cynthia’s gift not only lies in accompanying herself while singing, but also in composing. Her songs resonate with the audience, as she lets you into the pure vulnerabilities everyone has felt. She has performed at the Jazz Bistro, The Homesmith Bar, 120 Diner, Musideum, and Habits Gastropub, located in Toronto, as well as venues in Ottawa such as Brookstreet Hotel, Pressed, The Rainbow Bistro, and Das Lokal . She has also performed at Le Cagibi in Montreal, as well as Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Cynthia has performed alongside world-class musicians including Terry Clarke, Robi Botos, Jens Lindemann, Bernie Senensky and Paul Novotny.
Currently, Cynthia resides in both Ottawa and Toronto, where she is frequently performing at venues including Salt Restaurant, Das Lokal and Brookstreet Hotel. For the month of April 2017, Cynthia was the first female to host a residency for 'Monday Night Jazz' at Le Petit Chicago in Hull, QC. She is currently working on her first upcoming EP, set to be release in the summer of 2017.