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Sharel Cassity

Rising star saxophonist, composer and bandleader Sharel Cassity (pronounced sha-REL) is quickly making waves on the New York and international jazz scenes with her fiery and soulful style of playing. A native of Yukon, Oklahoma, Sharel began playing saxophone at age 9. She attended the New School for Jazz &Contemporary Music followed by a full scholarship to the Juilliard School for her Master's degree. She has two albums out as a leader, and has appeared at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the BlueNote Jazz Club, the Iridium, the Newport Jazz Festival and Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. Besides performing with her own band, Sharel is currently a sideman with some of the most renowned jazz artists today including Jimmy Heath, Nicholas Payton, Joe Chambers, Orrin Evans, the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, Darcy James Argue and Diva.

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Sharel Cassity 5/24/14: Sharel Cassity

The New York City saxophonist brings her fiery, soulful style to a performance with her own quintet. Part of the 19th annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

Sharel Cassity

The New York City saxophonist brings her fiery, soulful style to a performance with her own quintet. Part of the 19th annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

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