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Cassandra Wilson



Cassandra Wilson (born December 4, 1955) is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field" by incorporating blues, country, and folk music into her work, Wilson has won two Grammy Awards. Early life and career: Cassandra Wilson is the third and youngest child of Herman Fowlkes, Jr., a guitarist, bassist, and music teacher; and Mary McDaniel, an elementary school teacher who earned her PhD in education. Her ancestry includes Fon, Yoruba, Irish and Welsh. Between her mother's love for Motown and her father's dedication to jazz, Wilson's parents sparked her early interest in music. Wilson's earliest formal musical education consisted of classical lessons; she studied piano from the age of six to thirteen and played clarinet in the middle school concert and marching bands. When she was tired of this training, she...

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On Feb 28, 2010. 7:16pm
Gus said

This was a really interesting revisit to the Sting classic.

On Mar 6, 2011. 1:16pm
Christina Read said

Wow - finally found someone who sounds like Nina Simone - made my day!

On Jul 26, 2012. 2:31pm
edith ferns said

superb artist - thank you for including her.

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