Chris Connor is a jazz singer known for her distinctive
style and expression. Born in Kansas City on November 8, 1927. Her father was an eminent musician and Connor
soon studied and became proficient in the clarinet.
Connor joined the "Snowflakes", a vocal group of Claude Thornhill's band, and moved on to become Stan Kenton's
lead singer.She recorded for Bethlehem Records originally and then began a long association with Atlantic records.
Her trademark songs are well known to most people
familiar with jazz of the 1950s and 1960s; among them are "Lullaby of Birdland" and "All about Ronnie."
Connor currently lives on the East Coast and has retired
from public appearences. She is, however, recording a