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Sharel Cassity

New York City saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader, woodwindist & recording artist Sharel Cassity tours the world performing straight- ahead jazz and original music to the delight of fans and critics. Appearing in Downbeat Magazine's Critics' Poll category for “Rising Star, Alto Saxophone” from 2010- 2013, this Oklahoma City native is quickly making waves on the New York jazz scene. As a leader, Cassity has enchanted Manhattan's notoriously discriminating audiences at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Blue Note, NBC's Rainbow Room, and the West Village bop stop Smalls. She has also delighted crowds at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, Winter Jazzfest, Burghausen Festival, the Lake George Jazz Festival and The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian to name a few

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“Sharel Cassity has the potential to be one of the leaders of this genreʼs next
 generation” —J. Hunter, All About Jazz

Sharel Cassity is another no-nonsense lady of the horn...her solos have an insurgent
quality..and her deep blue alto wanes with melancholy”—Eric Fine, Downbeat Magazine

“Itʼs Cassityʼs amazing alto that takes canter stage. Sheʼs got Parkerʼs vocabulary down
pat with a sweet and sassy style. —Ted Gioa, “Ten Future Jazz Stars to Watch”

“For Sharel…the sky's the limit”—Jimmy Heath

”...This altoist's flights are positively Bird-like.” —Jazziz Magazine

“Beautiful sense of economy in her note choices, and a highly personal tone” —Benny Green

“Sharel Cassity has the potential to be one of the leaders of this genreʼs next generation” —J

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

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Clinic/Workshop Information

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11 Photos

Albums

Manhattan Romance
Manhattan Romance
Venus Records
2014
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Relentless
Relentless
Jazz Legacy Productions
2009
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Just for You
Just for You
Self Produced
2008
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Videos

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