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Rebecca Parris (2005)

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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.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Dori Caymmi Brasilian Serenata Amazon River (Warner Bros)
# 2 Nancy King Into Your Heart Moon Ray (Mons)
# 3 George Shearing and Carmen McRae Two for the Road What Is There to Say? (Concord)
# 4 Sarah Vaughan Brazilian Romance Wanting More (CBS)
# 5 Mark Murphy Night Mood Sails (Milestone)
# 6 Cal Tjader and Carmen McRae Heat Wave Because of You (Concord)
# 7 Shirley Horn Here's to Life Estate (Verve)
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