Neisy Wilson is a Cuban singer, pianist and composer. She was start to study music at age of 7, and during her teens was a member of diverse choral groups, to the time that make performances like a pianist in a Latin American music international festivals that were take place in her born city: Santiago de Cuba. In 1998 she moves to Havana, Cuba, to study musical composition in the High Institute of Arts. She has obtained prizes like singer and composer in several editions of the “Jojazz” Contest, and has annually been invited to the event “Women in the Jazz”, that is celebrate every year in the prestigious Havana Jazz Club: “La Zorra y el Cuervo”. During the years 2001 and 2002 she was take part of “Lemanacuba” project, with some musicians of “Irakere” group and students of the High Institute of Arts and the National School of Arts, doing tours by several cities of France. In this period she was alternates that work with her participation in the group: “Mezcla”, directed by the North American musician Pablo Menendez, like singer and pianist, doing international and national tours (Jazz Festival in Saint Martin, International Jazz Festival (Havana, Cuba), Jazz Festival “Coco Fest” (Cayo Coco, Cuba) and International Jazz Festival in Barranquilla, Colombia. She also was performing with this group continuously in a several Jazz Clubs in Havana, Cuba. Also, to the end of 2002 she participated like singer and pianist in the tribute that the High Institute of Arts offered to Sir George Martin, remarkable British musician, and producer of mythical quartet The Beatles, during his visit to Cuba. At the end of 2003 and until 2006 she collaborated with the percussionist Alejandro Mayor, creating the musical group: “Gala Mayor”, doing performances in a several jazz clubs in Cuba. At the same time, in 2004 she was selected, to perform the musical works finalists of SGAE Latin Jazz Contest 2004, in Havana, Cuba. She was participate in other concerts celebrated in the International Jazz Festival, sharing scene with the great pianist Chucho Valdés. In June of 2005 she was graduates in the specialty of Musical Composition in the High Institute of Arts with a maximum qualification. In the month of February of 2008,she has been chosen one of the best 5 top singers, in a contest of SingersUniverse Magazine, and her music is now currently broadcasting for an important radio's online like: RadioIndy, The Songwriter's Network, Indie Life Radio and Uptown Jazz Network and her first album "Instantes" its available in several of the most important online stores(itunes,emusic,napster)
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