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Cassandra Wilson

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cassandra Wilson, considered by many music critics to be the finest jazz vocalist of her generation, has eclectic musical interests ranging from jazz to popular music, R&B to folk, blues to rock. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1955 and grew up there. Ms. Wilson's father, guitarist and bassist Herman B. Fowlkes, a jazz musician who played with Sonny Boy Williamson and Ray Charles, kept an extensive music library in the house.