Wilbur de Paris
Wilbur De Paris
Claude Jones and Wilbur De Paris (left) at the Aquarium in New York in 1946
|Born||January 11, 1900|
Crawfordsville, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||January 3, 1973(aged 72)|
|Occupation(s)||Trombonist, band leader|
|Associated acts||Sidney De Paris, Omer Simeon, Zutty Singleton|
Although De Paris had been playing alto saxophone, he played C melody saxophone in 1922 as a member of a band led by A.J. Piron. Trombone was his primary instrument when worked for Dave Nelson, Noble Sissle, Edgar Hayes, Teddy Hill (1936–1937), and Louis Armstrong (1937–1940).