Nancy Wilson's long and illustrious career has encompassed both the jazz and popular music fields. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1937 and appeared in local television shows and clubs while still in high school, later gaining performing experience with the Rusty Bryant band. In 1959, Nancy sat in with the Cannonball Adderly Quintet and her career began in earnest. She signed with Capitol Records and subsequent records with Cannonball and George Shearing established her as one of the country's hottest singers. Nancy's extensive list of recordings have embraced a wide range of styles and her accompanists have included jazz greats Chic Corea, Joe Zawinul, Hank Jones and George Shearing. She continues to tour the country and the world and remains one of America's most respected vocalists.
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