Update as of April 1st: Due to Duke Univesity's men's basketball game versus Michigan State, the Cassandra Wilson show will start at 8:30pm. Doors will still open at 7:00pm for those guests that would like to arrive early.
Cassandra Wilson, perhaps the greatest living jazz singer, comes to the Carolina Theatre to offer a special tribute concert to Billie Holiday on the centennial of Lady Day’s birth. Wilson has the goods to honor Holiday: TIME magazine recognized her as “America’s best singer” and “the true heir of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.”
The New York Times noted approvingly that Wilson possesses “a contralto as rich and as supple as vintage leather,” with a distinctive “earthy majesty.” The BBC went further in describing her spectacular voice: “husky yet smooth, like sand mixed with honey, it’s sophisticated, wise, and sexy all at the same time, and seems to plug right in to the history of black American music.”
Duke Performances at the Carolina Theatre of Durham
Note: Ticketmaster service charges will be applied. There is a new 7.5% North Carolina sales tax that will be applied as well.