Boston’s First Lady of Jazz Returns for Her Annual Concert on the Most Romantic Day of the Year!
The Regent Theatre is proud to once again host celebrated jazz singer and Boston’s First Lady of Jazz—Rebecca Parris—with a memorable, romantic afternoon of impeccable vocal jazz,—recently featured on the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center stage as part of its landmark “American Songbook” series. Mathais Kirsch ofginalovesjazz.com had this to say about Parris’s performance: “Phenomenal singer Rebecca Parris was responsible for a dirty and bluesy ‘Black Coffee’, for example. Her rich and thick voice and her impeccable phrasing came closest to what you would describe as a true jazz singing act.”
“… Parris gives fresh life to standards and a new gleam to superb, lesser-known gems.
Her intelligence, class, and masterful musicianship have long been respected among her peers….”
-J. Schlesinger, AllAboutJazz.com
“Her voice sets her apart from any other vocalist on record today. A mood that transcends the ordinary, that in one moment exudes warmth and is poignant, in another driving hard and swinging.” -Shirley Horn
“Best of all, she sings with power, conviction, originality, total believability. She is that rare bird: the true jazz singer with the soul of an entertainer.” -Fred Bouchard, Jazz Times