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date: 27 January 2020

De Paris, Wilburlocked

(11 January 1900–03 January 1973)
  • Jack Sohmer

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De Paris, Wilbur (11 January 1900–03 January 1973), jazz trombonist, was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the son of Sidney De Paris, a trombonist, music teacher, and bandleader. Nothing is known of his mother except that she played alto horn. In 1907 Wilbur also started playing the alto horn, and by 1916 he was playing baritone horn in his father’s band. His younger brother ...

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