Barbara Paris Reviews

Barbara Paris is an excellent jazz vocalist able to make even war-horses sound fresh through her enthusiasm and subtle creativity.

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”

Other Reviews:

Village Voice

‘You’re good.”- Gary Giddins

LA Jazz Scene

“Barbara Paris does come to us convincingly, with a genuine spirit easily recognized.”-Jim Santella

The Denver Post

“This singer has a rare gift-a style all her own.”-Jeff Bradley

Singing Jazz 

“She has a clear sensuous voice and selects her repertpire from popular and jazz standards from the 40’s and later.” Bruce  Crowther & Mike Pinfold

Cadence

“A singer with a strong, high voice and a natural rhythmic sense that lends itself to jazz.” – Jerome Wilson

Jazz Hot

“A voice that swings to the nuance of jazz, with a silky and sensual resonance.” -Michel Bedin

The All Music Guide to Jazz Volume 

“Blessed with a very appealing voice and the ability to express herself musically.”-Scott Yanow

Jazz Now Magazine

“I love Barbara’s originality.”- Haybert Houston

JazzTimes

“Paris is a wonderfully expressive vocalist.”- Chuck Berg

“Paris delivers silky smooth lyrics with a sassy lilt.”-Patricia Meyer

Downbeat

3.5  Stars in a 5 star rating with Carmen McCrae 4.5 Stars, Diane Reeves 4.5 Stars, Karrin Allison 3 Stars,

Lena Horn 5 Stars, ” Ladies Blues and Dues”- Fred Bouchard

Jazz Fan Attic Website

“You can tell by her approach that Barbara not only is having fun, but she has a deep respect for these standards.”-Randy McElligott​