Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi.
She was born in Jackson, Mississippi in December, 1955. Wilson ís earliest formal musical education consisted of classical lessons; she studied piano from the age of six to thirteen and played clarinet.
In 1981, she moved to New Orleans and the following year moved to New York where her focus turned towards improvisation. She fine-tuned her vocal phrasing and...