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Debbie Cunningham

Born: August 15, 1965    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Debbie Cunningham

”Soulful, romantic, elegant and sophisticated, an exquisite taste of jazz.”

These are just a few of the words that listeners have used to describe Debbie Cunningham's music. Vocalist Debbie Cunningham studied classical music at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Although a Tennessean for the last 2 decades, Cunningham returned to the city of brotherly love to record her debut CD with jazz pianist, Barry Sames. Sames had hounded her throughout her undergrad to give jazz a try but she resisted. Twenty years later, Sames won out. The result is an eclectic mix of jazz standards, pop tunes and an original bossa nova penned by Cunningham and a close friend. All seem to flow together seamlessly with themes of love and romance....
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”Some singers' entire careers are spent searching for that delicate, delicious connection with their listeners when a song becomes an intimate statement one is compelled to hear. Debbie Cunningham grabbed it right from the start on her CD, 'The Rest of Your Life'. Such sensitive delivery, her choice of songs, the arrangements and accompanists belie the fact this is her debut disc. WOW!” Greg Lee -program/music director WMOT-FM, Jazz-89 Nashville

“Debbie has a voice like velvet and a delivery that comes with experience.” Debbie Alan- WSRadio

The Rest of YOur Life (self) November 2006 Tracks: 1. My Funny Valentine: Barry Sames/piano, Wilby Fletcher/drums, Lee Smith/bass John Swana/trumpet 2.I Thought About You: Barry Sames/piano, Wilby Fletcher/drums, Lee Smith/bass 3.How Much I Love You: Barry Sames/piano/midi strings, Wilby Fletcher/drums Mike Boone/bass, Marlin Simon/conga/auxiliary percussion, Leandro Fortes/acoustic guitar 4.When I Look in YOur Eyes: Leandro Fortes/acoustic guitar 5.Overjoyed: Barry Sames/piano, Wilby Fletcher/drums, Mike Boone/bass, Marlon Simon/conga, Leandro Fortes/ acoustic guitar 6.The Way He Makes Me Feel: Barry Sames/piano/dumbek, Wilby Fletcher/drums, Mike Boone/bass, Randy Sutin/vibes 7.What's New: Barry Sames/piano, Wilby Fletcher/drums, Lee Smith/bass, Annibal Rojas/tenor sax 8.Just In Time: Barry Sames/piano, Wilby Fletcher/drums, Lee Smith/bass 9.The Nearness of You: Barry Sames/piano, Wilby Fletcher/drums, Lee Smith/bass Bob Butryn/clarinet 10.Our Love is Here to Stay: Barry Sames/piano, Wilby Fletcher/drums, Mike Boone/bass, Marlon Simon/conga/auxiliary percussion 11.What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life: Barry Sames/piano

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The Rest of Your Life
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