Sharel Cassity

Sharel Cassity

February 10, 1978 - present

Said to bring sensibility to all her work, Native American saxophonist Sharel Cassity uses the history of blues, swing, bebop, post bop and contemporary jazz to capture the sound of her generation.  Some of her most rewarding musical experiences include the DIVA Jazz OrchestraJimmy Heath’s Big BandRoy Hargrove Big BandDizzy Gillespie All Star Sextet and All Star Big Band, as well as Harry Whitaker, Ingrid Jensen, Mark Whitfield, and Michael Dease. As Ms. Cassity “strive(s) to be a positive example and make a meaningful contribution to this art form,” her album, “Relentless” embodies an inspiring sense of musicality coupled with social awareness.