"I want to entertain you like the great ones did," sings Rochester-based jazz singer Cindy Miller. She will do her best to live up to that promise on Sunday, when she winds up this year's Buffalo News-sponsored Jazz at the Albright-Knox concert series.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Miller has a wide repertory of standards by all the stalwarts of the Great American Songbook, from Harold Arlen to Irving Berlin. She sang at last year's Lewiston Jazz Festival and has made other memorable area appearances at such venues as Iris and the old Calumet Arts Cafe (where she sang with the Gap Mangione Big Band). Drummer Danny Hull, who will be accompanying her on Sunday, marvels at her vocal abilities. He says, "I sometimes wonder if there is no upper limit to her range."
Joining Hull and Miller on the steps of the Albright-Knox will be Lisa Hasselback and Wayne Moose. The concert starts at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman