Featured in February 2007 Newsletter


Read about Cynthia's new book

RELIVING THE PAST: Cynthia Strachan, author of a book on Carver Ranches, looks at an exhibit of memorabilia in a library display that coincides with the release of her book.


  1. Toshiko Akiyoshi
  2. Geri Allen
  3. Andrews Sisters
  4. Angela Andrews
  5. Lil Harden Armstrong
  6. Dorothy Ashby
  7. Pearl Bailey
  8. Beverly Barkley
  9. Karen Briggs
  10. Ruth Brown
  11. Diane Cameron
  12. Betty Carter
  13. Joan Cartwright
  14. Kim Clarke
  15. Gloria Coleman
  16. Alice Coltrane
  17. Dorothy Donegan
  18. Ella Fitzgerald
  19. Rita Graham
  20. Jace Harnage
  21. Billie Holiday
  22. Bertha Hope
  23. Shirley Horn
  24. Lena Horne
  25. Alberta Hunter
  26. Jus' Cynthia
  27. Sandra Kaye
  28. Emme Kemp
  29. Vinnie Knight
  30. Lavelle
  31. Peggy Lee
  32. Abbey Lincoln
  33. Melba Liston
  34. Gloria Lynne
  35. Tania Maria
  36. Marian McPartland
  37. Carmen McRae
  38. Mabel Mercer
  39. M'zuri
  40. Sandy Patton
  41. Trudy Pitts
  42. Cheryl Porter
  43. Shirley Scott
  44. Nina Simone
  45. Bessie Smith
  46. Carol Sudhalter
  47. Sarah Vaughn
  48. Dinah Washington
  49. Ethel Waters
  50. Mary Lou Williams



Born December 27, in Hollywood, Florida, Cynthia Strachan is an author, vocalist, songwriter and actress.

Her repertoire includes Adult Contemporary, Jazz, Standards and R&B

Formal musical training: Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL

T V Credits:

  • Muhammad Ali's "The Greatest" (an extra) Miami, FL
  • TBN/The 700 Club (A drowning victim dramatization) St. Thomas, VI
  • VI Telephone Co. (2 commercials)
  • Anti-Litter & Beautification Co., St. Thomas, VI (2 commercials)
  • Theater Credits: Glenda in "THE WIZ", St. Thomas, VI
  • Helene in "SWEET CHARITY", St. Thomas, VI
  • Timoune in "ONCE ON THIS ISLAND", Miami,
  • Mother Ruth in "DOUBLE LIVES", Miami, FL
  • Billie in "A Tribute to Billie Holiday",
  • Ella in "A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald",

Performances: Aboard the S/S Norway Cruiseship

  • Opened for Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, Panama City, FL
  • Performed with Dave Valentine, St. Thomas Chuck Mangione Concert, St. Thomas, VI
  • Opened for Faith Evans and Musique Soul Child, St. Thomas, VI
  • Opened for Jon Lucien, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Pan African Book & Jazz Fest Performed with Sherry Winston, Miami, FL
  • "2 Dames & 2 Divas European Tour (Caustic Dames & Joan Cartwright)
  • Ojays Concert reception, Miami, FL
  • Ellington's Jazz Bar & Restaurant Sanibel Island, FL

Record Credits:

  • Wrote, produced & perform jingle for VI Telephone Company
  • Wrote, produced & perform jingle for Ant-Litter & Beautification
    Debut CD, LOVE GLOW, produced by Jon Lucien


  • ASCAP Writer
  • ASCAP Artist
  • CD Baby
  • AWAC ( African World Artist Collective)