January 16th, 2013 - Happy New Year!! January has been a busy & exciting month so far! I've debuted a commission for Jazz Reach in Palm Desert CA, played the NYC Winter Jazz Fest with the Revive Da Live Big Band & the Brandee Younger Quintet @ Sullivan Hall, performed at the Zinc Bar with Gregorio Uribe for APAP and have been playing around town with Iris Ornig's quartet. Now I'm gearing up for a 3 week European tour with the Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience, and finishing in DC for the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival!

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   XO, Sharel

Sharel Cassity — Ignoring Restrictions  By Eric Fine, Downbeat Magazine

In January 2008 Sharel Cassity attended a New Year's Day party that would change her life. An alto saxophonist unknown outside New York... Cassity sat in during a jam session and took a solo turn on Dizzy Gillespie's "Be Bop," following trumpeter Roy Hargrove and saxophonist Antonio Hart. She more than acquitted herself. Jimmy Heath and Hargrove would ask Cassity to join their respective big bands...

You know how they say your life can change in a minute, or change overnight?" Cassity said. "It did that day"...

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