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Exclusive Boston Area Performance! After successfully continuing a 25-year Valentine's Day tradition in the Boston area last February, the Regent Theatre is pleased to double your pleasure this coming Valentine's Day with two concerts of impeccable vocal jazz from a beloved icon of the genre. Her fans know there is no better translator of America's favorite love songs, and have followed her lead to warmth on the most romantic day on the calendar--year after year. Rebecca Parris was born of a family of musicians and educators and began performing at the age of six, mostly in musical theatre. She studied with world-famous vocal coach, Blair MacClosky (her uncle), attended the Boston Conservatory, and started her professional career working with various Top 40 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, including Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Terry Gibbs, David "Fathead" Newman, Norman Simmons. Harold Jones, Andy Simpkins, Gerry Wiggins, Bill Cunliffe, Red Mitchell, Buster Cooper, Nat Pierce, and many others. Her latest recording is "You Don't Know Me" on the Saying It With Jazz label on which Rebecca performs some well-chosen standards with her long-time trio: Brad Hatfield, piano; Peter Kontrimas, bass; and Matt Gordy, drums, plus guest artists Jerry Bergonzi and Houston Person on tenor saxophone and Gary Burton on vibes. Previous releases include her all-ballads CD, "My Foolish Heart," "The Secret of Christmas," "A Beautiful Friendship," with the Kenny Hadley Big Band, "Double Rainbow" with Eddie Higgins and Michael Monaghan, "A Passionate Fling," "Love Comes and Goes," and "Live at Chan's."

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Opening Night:
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