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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.”...
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    Chris Connor Sings Gentle Bossa Nova

    Just A Memory
    2011
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    All About Chris

    FiveFour
    2006
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    I Walk With Music


    2002
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    Haunted Heart


    2001
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    All About Ronnie


    1996
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    This Is Chris


    1993
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    Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland


    1992
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