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Neisy Wilson is a Cuban jazz singer; pianist and composer whose flawless performances have captivated international audiences with her experimental original works, as well as her fresh take on genre standards. She began studying music at the age of 7, performed at festivals in her hometown of Santiago de Cuba throughout her teens, and eventually moved to Havana to study composition at the High Institute of Arts. Neisy received her Bachelor's degree in music composition in 2005, winning acclaim from journalists within the country for her contributions to a new era of Cuban sound. She went on to tour extensively throughout Latin America, Europe, Jordan, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates before ultimately settling in Montreal, Canada.
An award-winning singer and composer, Neisy has shared the stage with a variety of well-known musicians including guitarist Pablo Menendez, jazz pianists Chucho Valdes, Brazilian singer Rosa Passos and percussionist Jose Luis Quintana “Changuito.”
Wilson regularly performs on the festival circuit at Cuba's JoJazz International Contest and the Women in Jazz event, Montreal's Havana Cultura Festival and Chicoutimi's Festival International du Rythmes du Monde. She is also a fixture at Montreal's popular jazz clubs Upstairs and the House of Jazz, and has been featured on a number of radio and television broadcasts, including Radio Indy, The Songwriter's Network, Indie Life Radio and the Uptown Jazz Network.
In addition to recording and performing with her band, Wilson works as a film and television composer. Some of her recent projects include the soundtrack of the animated films The Astronomer and the Cat, Solstice, two educational videos for Canal Savoir with the collaboration of the University of Montreal, and the re-scoring of the silent film Big Business for the Cinémathèque Québécoise (Independent cinema located in Montreal)
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