MIST Harlem is proud to present Grammy award winning artist Cassandra Wilson live in concert at Harlem’s newest arts & entertainment center for one night only this Saturday, March 2 at 9 PM. Tickets are $35. A native of Jackson, MS and long-time Harlem resident Cassandra Wilson’s performance will be a rare Harlem engagement.
A jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer, Wilson is described by critic Gary Giddins as “a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field” by incorporating blues, country and folk music into her work.” She began playing piano at six, guitar by the age of twelve and was working as a vocalist by the mid-’70s, singing a wide variety of material. After moving to New York City in the early 80′s, Cassandra met saxophonist Steve Coleman and became one of the founding members of the M-Base Collective. She signed with Blue Note Records in 1992 and released a landmark album titled “Blue Light ‘Til Dawn” which would pave the way for a new generation of jazz singers seeking an approach and repertoire that challenges the supremacy of the American Standard songbook. Wilson has continued interpreting in fresh and creative ways vintage blues, country and folk music up until the present day. Her awards include: two Grammys, the Django D’Or, The Edison Music Award, a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail, and the 2012 Echo Award for Jazz. She also performed one of the leading roles in Wynton Marsalis‘ “Blood on the Fields,” the first jazz work to receive a Pulitzer Prize.
Click Here to Make a Pre-Show Dinner Reservation at Harvist. Ticket holders will be offered a prix fixe pre-show dinner menu or can order a la carte.