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Cassandra Wilson


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Born: 1955/12/04
Birth Place: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Years Active: 1985—present
Genres: Jazz, Blues

Cassandra Wilson was born on December 4, 1955 in Jackson, Mississippi and is a jazz musician, singer, and songwriter, who incorporates country, blues, and folk music into her sound. Wilson has won two Grammy Awards throughout her musical career and credits her parent's love for Motown music and jazz music as the inspiration and encouragement she needed to embark on a musical career. Wilson’s love for music began with classical music lessons in piano from the age of six to thirteen, she then moved on to playing the clarinet in middle school, and became part of the marching band in high school. As a teen, Wilson's father taught her to play the guitar. During this time Wilson began to write h... Continue Bio >>


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