Wilbur De Paris (January 11, 1900 – January 3, 1973) was a trombone player and band leader known for mixing Dixieland jazz with swing.
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. Trombone was his primary instrument when worked for Dave Nelson, Noble Sissle, Edgar Hayes, Teddy Hill (1936–1937), and Louis Armstrong (1937–1940).
His music is widely present in... more
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