Desert Island Jazz
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)
Book Neale Donald Walsch, "Conversations with God"
Luxury Item A recliner
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Steve Adams
30 May
Cheryl Bentyne
17 Oct
Will Bernard
11 Apr
Barbara Borden
21 Mar
Jim Butler
13 Jun
Ian Carey
21 Feb
Judy Chaikin
17 Jan
Mike Clark
10 Oct
Freddy Cole
21 Nov
Beth Custer
01 Aug
Harry Duncan
03 Oct
Kai Eckhardt
03 Jan
Lisa Engelken
26 Sep
Don Friedman
07 Nov
Roger Glenn
05 Dec
Kimberly Gordon
28 Mar
Marty Grosz
29 Aug
Alex Hahn
08 Aug
Bill Holman
28 Feb
Tommy Igoe
07 Mar
Namita Kapoor
22 Aug
27 Jun
Lisa Mezzacappa
24 Oct
25 Jul
Glenn Richman
15 Aug
Alfredo Rodriguez
25 Apr
Dan Sabanovich
02 May
Grant Stewart
12 Dec
Judy Wexler
04 Apr