Artist Profiles

Artist Profiles - Vocalist Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson was born February 20, 1937. She is a singer with more than 70 albums, and three Grammy Awards. She has been labeled a singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a "consummate actress"; and "the complete entertainer." The title she prefers, however, is song stylist. From the age of 15 until she graduated from West High School, at age 17 she was unsure of her future as an entertainer. She went on to spend time at Ohio's Central State College. (now Central State University)

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