Vocalist, Music Lover, Navy Veteran
Paris Winn's, musical journey began in infancy when his father, Larry - who was also musician, placed a microphone in his little hands. Larry and Dorothy realized that the soul of this child was anchored in song. His voice was always heard around the house and at church. Later, Paris taught himself to play drums with a mystical syncopated rhythm. In school learned to play xylophone with the concert band.
However, when he reached the age of 10, he auditioned successfully for the Richmond Boys Choir. This began his formal voice training taking him down a path he could never imagine. His parents sought to hone his gift with formal voice training. RBC introduced him to audiences of over 500 and singing opportunities with The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, The Petersburg Symphony, a concert with The Harlem Boys Choir, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and James Earl Jones – just to name a few.
After being honorably discharged from the US Navy Paris made his home in his final duty station Jacksonville, FL. Continuing his love for music by singing with local bands and in church he decided to try out for NBC’s The Voice Season 21. During the blind auditions he turned 2 chairs and would go on to the finals where he finished 3rd place. Paris’ rendition of Tennessee Whisky was the highlight of the season and propelled him to charting 5th on iTunes.
Paris continues to explore his musical prowess in church and is in constant demand with several local bands J Family Entertainment, Unique Sound, Whim, Bay Kings, and Let’s Ride Brass Band. His venues include the U. S. Navy, The Flying Iguana, The Lightner Museum, Treasury on the Plaza, Prohibition Kitchen, and a host of wedding ceremonies.