Wilbur de Paris

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Wilbur De Paris
Claude Jones and Wilbur De Paris (left) at the Aquarium in New York in 1946
Claude Jones and Wilbur De Paris (left) at the Aquarium in New York in 1946
Background information
Born(1900-01-11)January 11, 1900
Crawfordsville, Indiana, U.S.
DiedJanuary 3, 1973(1973-01-03) (aged 72)
GenresDixieland, swing
Occupation(s)Trombonist, band leader
Years active1912–1972
Associated actsSidney De Paris, Omer Simeon, Zutty Singleton

Wilbur De Paris (January 11, 1900 – January 3, 1973) was a trombone player and band leader known for mixing Dixieland jazz with swing.[1]


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.[2] Trombone was his primary instrument when worked for Dave Nelson, Noble Sissle, Edgar Hayes, Teddy Hill (1936–1937), and Louis Armstrong (1937–1940).[2]

His music is widely present in Woody Allen films, most notably "In a Persian Market" in The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.[3]


  1. ^ Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian (2004). The Rough Guide to Jazz. Rough Guides. pp. 44–. ISBN 978-1-84353-256-9. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Wilbur De Paris". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Music from the Films of Woody Allen - 3 Cd Set". Jazz Messengers. Retrieved 2020-07-07.