Cassandra Wilson

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by Cassandra Wilson

Biography

4 December 1955, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Wilson started piano and guitar lessons at the age of nine. In 1975 she began singing professionally, primarily folk and blues, working in various R&B and Top 20 cover version bands. She emerged as a jazz singer while studying with drummer Alvin Fielder and singing with the Black Arts Music Society in her home-town. In 1981, she moved to New Orleans and studied with saxophonist Earl Turbinton. A year later she relocated to New York at the... Read more

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jazz
female vocalists
blues
jazz vocal
vocal jazz
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