Jackie Paris
Date of Birth
Sep 20, 1924
Birth Place:
Nutley, NJ


A jazz vocalist-cum-guitarist whose popular appeal and recognition never measured up to his critical acclaim, Jackie Paris established himself among bop practitioners of the early '40s -- including Charlie "Bird" Parker, with whom he toured, and Dizzy Gillespie -- then recorded only infrequently and attained, at most, an extremely limited cult following. At one point, obscurity so cloaked Paris...