Wilbur de Paris

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

Wilbur De Paris
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


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]


  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. Yanow, Scott. "Wilbur De Paris". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
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