CABARET TONIGHT IN NYC: CASSANDRA WILSON AT THE BLUE NOTE
World-renowned vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson will appear at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday through Sunday, September 5th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Read any of the dozen or so biographies on jazz-pop chanteuse Cassandra Wilson and you'll discover some basics. She was born and reared in Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960s and '70s by musician and educator parents. She studied piano for 13 years and played clarinet in junior high concert and marching bands. During the '70s, she could be found performing Joni Mitchell songs behind an acoustic guitar, in front of a large funk band, or in the company of longtime friends in an all-girls band. In the '80s, Wilson moved to New Orleans and performed with Earl Turbinton and Ellis Marsalis. Quite by accident, she was relocated to East Orange, New Jersey, where she made a decision to take her chances on the New York jazz scene. After a stint as the main vocalist with Steve Coleman's M-Base Collective, she began recording on her own. In 2000 Wilson returned to Mississippi to establish Ojah Media Group, an independent multi-media entity dedicated to documenting and marketing the unique sounds emanating from Mississippi's fertile soil and its multi-cultural influences. The group's roster includes Yoruban musician Lekan Babalola and singer-songwriter Rhonda Richmond. There is a $35-$55 cover.
copyright 2011-13 - See cabaret listings from all over the world at CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - YOU ARE WELCOME TO POST YOUR COMMENTS BELOW