Amazon.com Widgets

Rebecca Parris

Primary Instrument: Various

Born: December 28, 1951    

Rebecca Parris

Rebecca Parris was born in Newton, Massachusetts on December 28, 1951. She was born of a family of musicians and educators. Rebecca performed from the age of 6, mostly in musical theatre. Her parents encouraged her to pursue the study of music. She studied with world-famous vocal coach, Blair MacClosky (her uncle) and attended the Boston Conservatory. Rebecca started her professional career in music working with various top 40's bands in the Northeast. She found that she preferred singing jazz and embarked upon a career in the jazz world. Rebecca has performed all over the world with her own groups, as well as with some of jazz's greatest legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Terry Gibbs, David “Fathead” Newman, Norman Simmons. Harold Jones, Andy Simpkins, Gerry Wiggins, Bill Cunliffe, Red Mitchell, Buster Cooper, Nat Pierce, and many others....
read more

  • BUY

    You Don't Know Me

    Saying It With Jazz
    2007
  • BUY

    My Foolish Heart

    KOCH International Jazz
    2003
  • BUY

    The Secret of Christmas

    Shira Records
    2002
  • BUY

    My Foolish Heart

    KOCH International Jazz
    2001

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

Bailey's Bundles

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Rebecca Parris

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Featured recording “You Don't Know Me”

Latest Release

You Don't Know Me

Self Produced (2006)

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Rebecca Parris events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

On You Don’t Know Me, Parris shows her upbeat chops as well as her ballad finesse...Rebecca Parris continues an integral and important vein in jazz music, that of supreme interpreter.” —C. Michael Bailey, allaboutjazz.com

“Parris favors unembellished storytelling that, on the naked strength of its deceptive simplicity, reverberates with hard-won, world-weary sagacity.” —Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times

“Rebecca's vocal sound is mature and immensely satisfying; she delivers lyrics with care and affection, with wit and flair, and her phrasing is exemplary...,There is not an indifferent note on this exceptional CD and must surely bring Rebecca the international attention she so richly deserves.” —Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal International

Rank: 2,154 Views: 8,231
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mort Weiss

Mort Weiss

About | Enter

Rotem Sivan

Rotem Sivan

About | Enter

Michael Carvin

Michael Carvin

About | Enter

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

A musician was found with a matching name

Name:

Birthday:

Instrument:

Is this you?