Track

Chris Connor

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: November 8, 1927 | Died: August 29, 2009    

Chris Connor

Chris Connor has won every conceivable critical and popular accolade in her half century reign as one of the most gifted and distinctive vocalists in jazz history. Born in 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, Connor studied clarinet, but her career direction was clear at an early age. “I always knew I wanted to be a singer,” she said, “I never wanted to be anything else.” After completing her schooling, she took a secretarial job while commuting on weekends to the University of Missouri to perform with a Stan Kenton-influenced college jazz band. An admirer of Kenton singers Anita O’Day and June Christy, Connor recalls, “I had my sights set on singing with Kenton.”...
read more

  • Chris Connor Sings Gentle Bossa Nova

    Just A Memory
    2011
  • All About Chris

    FiveFour
    2006
  • I Walk With Music


    2002
  • Haunted Heart


    2001
  • All About Ronnie


    1996
  • This Is Chris


    1993
  • Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland


    1992
View More Albums

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 735 Views: 13,119

Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how