Cyndy Elliott is a freelance bassist in the Washington DC area, performing many different styles of music for shows, big bands, small combos, orchestras, and chamber ensembles at venues ranging from Blues Alley to the Kennedy Center. Cyndy leads the Django Reinhardt-inspired Trio Speevy and co-leads the jazz octet Swingtopia. She has traveled extensively, spending several years “on the road” playing bass with national tours, including the big band show “In the Mood” and the musicals “Meet Me in Saint Louis” and “Sister Act”. Cruise ship work took her to the Caribbean, Central America, and all over Europe. She toured Australia and New Zealand with a jazz trombone ensemble and performed in nine cities throughout China with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. Cyndy earned a master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Maryland where she directed several ensembles and taught beginning jazz theory and improvisation.