"With cultural heritage at the forefront and social justice as the message, this passionate performer blends Jazz, Caribbean rhythms and Afrobeat to make a perfect setting for the listener to enjoy the audible testament of "Peace and Love."
"Elements of Life, his third and finest" - Washington City Paper
In 2013, Cyntje released his sophomore album simply titled Love. The Washington City Paper said Love “is thoughtful and surpassingly gorgeous.” After debuting at #3 on the CMJ Jazz chart, Love made it to #10 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart. The album is a tribute to the human spirit.
His highly anticipated debut album, Freedom's Children: The Celebration, was released in August of 2011. The album quickly became a favorite among fans with hits like Queen Mary, Children’s Parade, Daybreak and the show favorite Peace and Love.
RC has performed with Dr.Billy Taylor, Illinois Jacquet, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Dion Parson and the 21st Century Band, Ron Blake, Marc Cary, George Duke, Sean Jones, Nicholas Payton, Rueben Rogers, Vanessa Rubin, Terrell Stafford, Gary Thomas, Larry Willis, Amiri Baraka and many other extraordinary artists.
As a trombonist, educator and activist, he's toured the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.
On his recordings, you can hear the sounds of calypso, reggae, and other African influenced genres which now give his music a unique flavor.
Reginald Cyntje, “blessed with impressive facility and an immediacy of sound” now resides in the Washington DC area (The Independent Ear). Capital Bop views him as “arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player.”
Reginald Cyntje has won the Washington City Paper Best Trombonist Award (2011, 2013, 2014).
Reginald is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia and received his master’s degree at the University of Maryland. He is currently a part time faculty professor at Montgomery College and the founder / owner of Jegna School of Music, LLC. Mr. Cyntje is also the author of Stepping Stones: 15 studies in improvisation.
The concept of his music ministry is to spread love, peace and social justice with each expression.