Cinzi Lavin


The Cinzi Lavin Show premiered in January 2011 on the Hull, Massachusetts Community Television Station (HCTV) and has completed two exciting seasons.

The 30-minute talk show features musicians from the greater Boston area who share their stories and perform for the viewing audience.

"I really enjoy doing this show," says Lavin. "I get to hear the greatest entertainers around and I have the best seat in the house."

She continues, "Peter Seitz [HCTV Program Director] is magnificently supportive--I could not ask for a better director--and his crew are simply the best people I've ever worked with. They love the show as much as I do."

Offering a diverse range of talent and styles, Lavin's guests represent all genres of music including opera, rock, folk, ethnic, classical, blues, and more.

"I'm so proud to offer my audience a chance to experience different types of music they may not know much about; there's definitely an educational element to the program," she says. "So many people have told me they discovered an interest in a genre they didn't think they would." Lavin credits this with showcasing the best new voices and most accomplished musicians in all styles. 

"I also think it's incredibly important for artists to support each other, so this is my way of giving these entertainers a chance to shine," she adds.

"This show is really about musicians sitting down together and having a good time, talking and jamming. Since it's being broadcast on TV, the audience can join in on the fun. And believe me, we're having a lot of fun!" says Lavin. "I also think it's great that our viewers can get to know these artists--there's so much talent in the Boston area and the music scene here is very small--it's like a family. We all know each other. I want to invite the audience into that circle."

The Cinzi Lavin Show airs Monday nights on HCTV at 7:30PM and 9PM on Comcast Channel 9 (Verizon Channel 35).


Episode 1: Ukuleleist Ed "The Duke of Uke" DeFord of Hull

Episode 2: Vocalist Jennifer Love of Hingham

Episode 3: Blues singer/guitarist Tom Downing of Boston

Episode 4: Singer/songwriter Jodi Griffith of Weymouth

Episode 5: Singer/songwriter Stephen Martin of Hull (with special appearance by bass player The Snake)

Episode 6: Singer/guitarist Peter Prasinos of Hull

Episode 7: Opera singer Heather Gallagher of Boston 

Episode 8: Crooner Paul Agnew and piano accompanist John Capavella of Braintree  

Episode 9 : Toilers of the Sea Special Presentation

Episode 10: Ballad-singer/mandolin/banjo player Jared Reineck of Hull

Episode 11: Singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Taub of the Boston band York

Episode 12: Boston Irish band Inchicore featuring Derrick Keane, Damon Leibert, and Tom Miller

Episode 13: Singer/songwriter Michael Weddle of Hull

Episode 14: Classical singer Evelyn Czaja of Weymouth

Episode 15: Canton gospel singer/songwriters Oladunni and Olayeni Oladipo

Episode 16: Boston-based folk singer/songwriter Mark Purcell

Episode 17: South Shore songwriter Dan Kenney (with special appearance by Boston vocalist Concetta)

Episode 18: Cohasset carillonneur Mary Kennedy of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Episode 19: The Essential Blend Barbershop Quartet

Episode 20: Boston klezmer band Klezwoods featuring Joe Kessler and Michael McLaughlin

Season Finale: Show's director Peter Seitz shares his favorite clips from Season One 

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Episode 1: Guitarist Jon Finn 

Episode 2: Bagpiper Tom Childs 

Episode 3: Bluegrass mandolin player/singer/songwriter Jimmy Ryan

Episode 4: Musical drama actress/vocalist Adrienne Paquin 

Episode 5: Pianist Igor Sadetsky 

Episode 6: Rock singer/songwriter/contrarian Inge Berge 

Episode 7: World fusion ensemble Esthema

Episode 8: Hammered dulcimer player Jon Weinberg (with special appearance by guitarist Dave Coleman)

Episode 9Where the Fun Begins Special Presentation

Episode 10: Singer/songwriter Cyndi Cresswell Cook

Episode 11: Cellist Kevin Crudder 

Episode 12: Jam band The Maestros

Episode 13: Singer/songwriter Fred Meltzer

Season Finale: Show's director Peter Seitz shares his favorite clips from Season Two 

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