Cassandre McKinley

- US Boston, MA Jazz / Soul / Neo-soul


Sounds Like: Joss Stone, The Official Smokey Robinson Page, P!nk, Marvin Gaye


Bio: Cassandre McKinley's approach to jazz is organic, instinctual and from the heart - most simply describe her as "authentic". Drawing from a diverse group of influences, McKinley has developed a sound and style that is so unique, there's no comparisons. Her voice is a blend that is true "soul" at i... See Full Bio

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“Perhaps that was the greater task for this clearly gifted jazz vocalist—maintaining her own voice—her own sound and style—while seeking to approach the work of one of the greatest singers of all time. What she does with “I Want You” is just magical—it’s the heart of Gaye but with the vocal inflections of Dinah (Washington) or perhaps Nancy (Wilson). There are two cuts that you don’t want to miss on this CD. The first is “If This World Were Mine”. The second is one which only the most ardent Gaye fan will even remember, “Til Tomorrow”—a beautiful and moving song which “Cass” makes her own. Sometimes McKinley interprets the music in such a manner that you think you’re in a Louisiana speakeasy while at other times it’s almost like a song made for an old-fashioned hoe down in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky. And yet the spirit of Marvin Gaye is still present. “You done good sister.” Listen for yourself, but from this writer’s perspective, Brother Mar”
—  Kevin McNeir, Jazz USA
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Promises, Promises
Mar 26, 2012
Alright, I've been saying I'm working on a new project - I am. I am not the push... [more]
New Work
Jan 26, 2009
Cassandre McKinley is currently working on new material that will be performed a... [more]
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  • Bees Deluxe (Artist) Bees Deluxe
    Cassandra: holding our (collective) breath hoping for a new CD from you? best wishes: Bees Deluxe
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    Hello,Cassandre My name is Alexander Kuzmin. I'm an composer, arranger, bassist and mix engineer. I'd like to offer you my services in Writing Music for TV, Film a...
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    Fantastic take of Let's Get it On!
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