Barbara Paris Jazz Schedule

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In the late 80’s Barbara Paris began performing professionally and since has recorded several fine CD’s on Perea Productions LLC.  Classic jazz and some original tunes and gems from the American Songbook, bossa nova, blues and swing.

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August 17th Friday 7-9 p.m. $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door

The Muse Performance Studio 200 E. South Boulder Road Lafayette Co 80026

Swingin’ for Surviors Jazz Benefit for Reintegra

Barbara Paris and Friends : Kevin Lufkin-piano, Mark Simon-bass, Jill Fredrickson-drums

Barbara Paris on Vocals and special guest Roberta Brenza

We will be performing gems from the American Songbook.  We are hoping to have another one or two SURPRISE GUESTS.

There will be appetizers and beverages. A silent auction. Photographs of the stories of the survivors and artwork from Freedon 58  of the survivors.  A short film about the work of Reintegra. Bring your dance shoes, sit and enjoy the music, meander around, look at the artwork and read the stories of some of the survivors.  Enjoy Muse Performance Space  and the lovely ambiance that lends itself to live music.

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KUVO Jazz Radio Interview with Barbara Paris and Andy McCullough 

Reintegra is a non-profit which assists survivors of human trafficking. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking and to raise the awareness of Reintegra which assists survivors to achieve their dreams and  assists to  restore their independent lives.

The ticket sales will go to Reintegra for this event. If you are unable to attend you may chose to contribute to the cause at the ticketing site or visiting and the get involved button.

Review from 2017

Barbara Paris, an appealing jazz singer from Denver, has grown in power and creativity through the years. On Nine Decades Of Jazz (available from www.barbarapariscom), she performs a wide variety of material that ranges from “Dark Town Strutters Ball” and a catchy version of “Knock Me A Kiss” to “Splanky,” “The Song Is Ended” and two of her originals including a tribute to the late pianist Joe Bonner (“Ode To Joe”). She swings throughout, scats when it fits, and puts heartfelt emotion into the ballads including “Summer of ‘42” and “I Wanna Be Loved.” Joining her are pianist Billy Wallace, bassist Ken Walker and drummer Jill Fredrickson. If the name of Billy Wallace sounds slightly familiar, it may be because he was a member of the Max Roach Quintet (recording Jazz In 3/4 Time) in 1957, and recorded with Frank Strozier, Billy Mitchell and Bunky Green in the early 1960s. While he has been in obscurity for decades, the pianist sounds in top form throughout this set, creating boppish solos in his own infectious style and making one happy that he is still on the scene. Clearly Wallace and Ms. Paris inspire each other and the results are quite rewarding. This is the Barbara Paris CD to get.- Review by Scott Yanow Jazz Historian

Another Review 1992

Barbara Paris is an excellent jazz vocalist able to make even war-horses sound fresh through her enthusiasm and subtle creativity.She grew up in a musical family and as a child played violin, piano and then guitar. Barbara gained early experience as a folk singer while a teenager, but soon discovered jazz. However, music was put on the side for a time, as she worked as a hairdresser. The singer dated her first real jazz performance as having taken place on April 3, l989. Barbara was encouraged by Eddie Shu, a tenor saxophonist formerly with the Gene Krupa, and Claude Tissendier, a saxophonist with Claude Bolling’s Orchestra. She worked in Europe with Tissendier and for five years off and on with pianist Joe Bonner in Colorado.

Barbara Paris has recorded four fine CD’s for her Perea label and is a welcome fixture in the Colorado jazz scene, occasionally singing on both the East and West Coasts and in Europe.- Scott Yanow “All Music Guide to Jazz”