Cindy Z is a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist living in California. Currently, she performs solo on acoustic guitar and voice in San Francisco and around the Bay Area. Her eclectic sound encompasses Jazz Standards, Bossa Nova, Contemporary R&B, and jazzy spin-off covers of pop songs.

Cindy developed her love for jazz after studying theory and performing with Grammy-winning producer Kamau Kenyatta at UCSD. In the past, she has written original music for her group Mino in their EP: "Fishfood”, arranged music for her a cappella group at UCSD, and studied classical violin.

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Upcoming Shows

Sofar Sounds - San Jose

09/01/2019 - 8:00PM

by Sofar San Jose

Sofar transforms everyday spaces - like a living room or retail shop - and turns it into a captivating venue for secret, live shows, creating an immersive experience that brings guests and artists closer together. Each Sofar is small, and typically features three diverse acts, with no headliner.


The 5th Annual Poetry in Parks / Ayala Cove on Angel Island

09/15/2019 - 11:30AM – 4PM

by Kearny Street Workshop

A free, family-friendly arts festival
presented by Quiet Lightning, California State Parks, and Kearny Street Workshop

Radio appearance on 91.5 FM KKUP (Friday Folk-off)

09/27/2019 - 3:00PM

by KKUP Cupertino

KKUP FM is a non-commercial radio station broadcasting at 91.5 MHz. I’ll be playing a 45-min set live for the weekly Friday Folk-off


Studio Work

Listen: Fishfood EP

Play on Spotify

"Fishfood" is an EP that showcases original songs I composed and recorded with my band, Mino. This EP showcases jazz-inspired pop, funk, and contemporary R&B.



Interested in having me in your venue or next event? Have a question? Want to collaborate? Contact me via this form, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

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