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Jackie Paris

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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: September 20, 1926 | Died: June 17, 2004    

Jackie Paris

Anyone can appreciate Jackie without having to be a music fanatic, a “jazz head” or without knowing anything about Jackie's life. However, his story is a remarkable part of the history of jazz.

He toured with and performed with the Charlie Parker Quintet which included Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordan and Tommy Potter.

Jackie introduced the first vocal recording of Thelonious Monk's classic standard “Round Midnight”. He was one of Charles Mingus' favorite singers, and was the first vocal artist on Mingus' label Debut, recording “Portrait” and “Paris in Blue”, which Mingus wrote for him....
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”Jackie Paris is representative of that rare genius, the male jazz singer. Paris is one of the handful of male singers who have retained the true jazz sound.” --Leonard Feather

”Jackie, whether in a club or on a recording, is able to so reach listeners, one at a time, that they in turn join their powers of concentration to his and so a microcosm is formed. He is an original!” --Nat Hentoff

  • Songs By Jackie Paris

    Naxos Jazz
    1988
  • Live At The Maisonette

    Naxos Jazz
    1975
  • The Song Is Paris

    Naxos Jazz
    1962
  • Crazy Heart / Preach Brother Preach

    Naxos Jazz
    1954
  • Cool Blues / You Go To My Head

    Naxos Jazz
    1953
  • The Old Master Painter / Goodbye Sue

    Naxos Jazz
    0

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