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Cassandra Wilson

Biography

Grammy Award-winning American jazz singer who was simply named America’s Best Vocalist by Time Journal in 2001. She’s collaborated with a whole lot of performers, including Steve Coleman. She analyzed piano and clarinet as a kid. She visited Millsaps University and Jackson Condition University or college for his mass marketing communications. She won the very best Jazz Vocal Recording in ’09 2009. She was wedded to Anthony Wilson from 1981 to 1983 and Isaach de Bankole from 2000 to 2003. She’s a son called Jeris. She experienced an appearance within the 2001 film The Rating with Robert De Niro.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cassandra Wilson
Date Of Birth December 4, 1955
Place Of Birth Jackson, MS
Profession Jazz Singer
Education Millsaps College, Jackson State University
Nationality American
Spouse Isaach de Bankolé, Anthony Wilson
Children Jeris Wilson
Parents Herman Fowlkes, Jr., Mary McDaniel
Awards Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Soul Train Music Award for Best Traditional Jazz Performance, Porin Award for Best Foreign Jazz Music Album
Nominations Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist, Echo Award for Jazz Production
Movies Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Junior
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Owns a bronze figurine of a Yoruban musician believed to be over one hundred years old.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
True Detective2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Good Deeds2012performer: "Time After Time"
Nip/Tuck2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Blueberry Nights2007performer: "Harvest Moon"
Don't Come Knocking2005performer: "Strike a Match", "Lost"
The Blues2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Soul of a Man2003Documentary performer: "Slow Down", "Viet Nam"
Crossing Jordan2003TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Brown Sugar2002performer: "Time After Time"
C'est la vie2001performer: "Autumn Leaves" Les Feuilles Mortes
Passions2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Score2001performer: "Green Dolphin Street", "You're About To Give In" / writer: "You're About To Give In"
B. Monkey1998performer: "TUPELO HONEY"
The Last Time I Committed Suicide1997performer: "Country Girl"
Love Jones1997performer: "You Move Me" / writer: "You Move Me"
Miami Rhapsody1995performer: "HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON"
Junior1994performer: "I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN", "LITTLE WARM DEATH" / writer: "LITTLE WARM DEATH"
Jimmy Hollywood1994performer: "Let the Good Times Roll"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corinth Crossroads: A Town Amidst War2013ShortNarrator
The Score2001Special Appearance
Junior1994Singer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late at Night1998Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Austin City Limits2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Musical guest
Billie Holiday: A Sensation2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tavis Smiley2010-2015TV SeriesHerself
Americana Music Honors & Awards2014TV MovieHerself
Durch die Nacht mit...2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Icon2014TV SeriesHerself
Treme2010TV SeriesHerself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Soul of a Man2003DocumentaryHerself - Featured Performer
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration2001TV Special documentaryHerself
Jazz Seen: The Life and Times of William Claxton2001DocumentaryHerself
Traveling Miles: Cassandra Wilson2000DocumentaryHerself
An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell2000TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Charlie Rose1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Searching for Jimi Hendrix1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
After New Year's Eve with David Sanborn1999TV MovieHerself - Musician
The Art of Influence1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself
Later... With Jools Holland1994TV SeriesHerself
Birdland1992TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strange Fruit2002DocumentaryHerself

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#Quote
1On Abbey Lincoln's influence: I learned a lot about taking a different path from Abbey, investing your lyrics with what your life is about in the moment.


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