Paris Wright

Fri Apr 30 2010

11:55 PM

Iridium

1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019

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Drummer Paris Wright was born in Detroit into a musical family. His father is world-renowned bass player Herman Wright, who has performed and recorded with everyone from George Shearing to Archie Shepp (and also with Yusef Lateef, Chet Baker and Sonny Stitt among many others). Paris began playing the Drums at an early age and by the time he was sixteen years old, he was hired by Jazz great Thelonious Monk and soon after began an extensive tour of Europe with the legendary pianist. After his tenure with Monk, Paris also got a chance to play with Charles Mingus and Lionel Hampton. Paris then briefly studied Music at City College with John Lewis and played in the School Big Band directed Ed Summerlin. He soon left school and soon began to perform with Dizzy Gillespie, Barry Harris, Kenny Barron, George Coleman, Charles McPherson, Robin Kenyatta, Clifford Jordan, Cedar Walton, Archie Shepp, Leon Thomas and Harold Mabern among others. Paris left the music business for a while for other pursuits but he is back on the scene now, playing with a vengeance and as strong as ever with a hot, new young band in tow.

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Paris Wright

Fri Apr 30 2010 11:55 PM

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Paris Wright
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Drummer Paris Wright was born in Detroit into a musical family. His father is world-renowned bass player Herman Wright, who has performed and recorded with everyone from George Shearing to Archie Shepp (and also with Yusef Lateef, Chet Baker and Sonny Stitt among many others). Paris began playing the Drums at an early age and by the time he was sixteen years old, he was hired by Jazz great Thelonious Monk and soon after began an extensive tour of Europe with the legendary pianist. After his tenure with Monk, Paris also got a chance to play with Charles Mingus and Lionel Hampton. Paris then briefly studied Music at City College with John Lewis and played in the School Big Band directed Ed Summerlin. He soon left school and soon began to perform with Dizzy Gillespie, Barry Harris, Kenny Barron, George Coleman, Charles McPherson, Robin Kenyatta, Clifford Jordan, Cedar Walton, Archie Shepp, Leon Thomas and Harold Mabern among others. Paris left the music business for a while for other pursuits but he is back on the scene now, playing with a vengeance and as strong as ever with a hot, new young band in tow.
Paris Wright

Paris Wright

Rock