Celebrating Billie Holiday
Paying tribute to the late, great Billie Holiday, one of the greatest vocalists to have ever graced a stage, is no easy feat. However, if any woman were up to the task, it would be Cassandra Wilson. For the better part of three decades, she has earned the respect of many jazz aficionados as well as gaining legions of adoring fans. On this particular night, she pays homage to Holiday in a set that should please fans of both artists. Lady Day was a revered jazz and pop singer who could make awkward phrasing feel comfortable and even the most complex sound simple by her own derision. Although Wilson's repertoire proves she can handle any genre she so desires, the match of Holiday's music and her voice couldn't be more apropos. If you're looking for a night to remember the '50s, you can do no better than this. Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday; 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2; $12-$45. Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom; www.cassandrawilson.com.