Cindy Bradley blew the audience away at the 2014 Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival. She is one of the most recognizable female names in jazz today. She is a native of upstate New York and is a perennial favorite on the smooth jazz charts. She was voted the American Smooth Jazz Award Best New Artist in 2011. She played the piano as a child but said she had to choose another instrument in order to join the school band. She randomly picked the trumpet. There is nothing random about her music today. She is a favorite among festival goers and always manages to take it up a notch.