Monday, 21 December 2015

Cassandra Wilson (American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter)

* Cassandra Wilson incorporates blues, country, and folk music into her work. 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 has won two Grammy Awards: her 1996 album New Moon Daughter won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, and in 2009 she earned the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Loverly.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Cassandra Wilson, 4 December 1955, 08:30 (8:30 am) CST (+6), Jackson, Mississippi, USA (32n17, 90w11). ASC: 3 Capricorn. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes her in an interview: "I was born at 8:30 a.m." ("Cassandra Wilson revives 'Blue Light 'Til Dawn'" by Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News, 6 May 2014 [online]). Date, year and place from Jazzwomen: Conversations with Twenty-One Musicians by Wayne Enstice and Janis Stockhouse (Indiana University Press, 2004), p. 339.


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