|Born||December 28, 1951|
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||June 17, 2018 (aged 66)|
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Rebecca Parris (December 28, 1951 – June 17, 2018) was an American jazz singer. During her career she appeared with Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Burton, and Dizzy Gillespie. She performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Oslo Jazz Festival, and the International Floating Jazz Festival. She won the Boston Music Awards nine times.
"Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae were my friends while they were alive, and it was a huge blessing to know them," said Parris. "And being accepted as one of them was huge".
On June 17, 2018, Parris died at the age of 66.
|1984||A Passionate Fling||Shira|
|1990||Love Comes and Goes||Ent. Exclusives|
|1994||A Beautiful Friendship||Altenburgh|
|1994||It's Another Day with Gary Burton||GRP|
|1998||Live at Chan's||Shira|
|2001||My Foolish Heart||Koch|
|2002||The Secret of Christmas||Shira|
|2007||You Don't Know Me||Saying It with Jazz|
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