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Deborah Davis

Born: April 3    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Deborah Davis

DEBORAH DAVIS is a gifted singer and consummate performer with a warm angelic yet sultry voice that has captivated and seduced audiences throughout the world. Poet, lyricist, actress, artist, dancer, teacher, and athlete, the basics of her multi faceted character hasn’t altered much since she was chosen most versatile class favorite in high school. But it is her singing that makes one really take notice. Be it jazz, classical, gospel, pop, country, R&B, hip-hop or commercial jingles, you name it, she has been asked to sing it at one time or another, and has accepted each challenge developing a personal motto, “If there’s gigs to be, I’m gigging ‘em. She can do it all and make it look easy, but her chosen repertoire consist of a wide selection of familiar, and obscure jazz standards that outline her life's experiences, including love ballads, blues, latin, and whimsical swing tunes. Constantly working on the New York, European & Asian jazz scenes has given Deborah Davis a sophisticated poise that is tempered with sensitivity and grace. Her natural flowing charm, obvious talents, charisma, and flawless stage presence draw you into her show. Amongst her colleagues, she’s developed a reputation as a hard swinging, hip tempo setting singer as she plays around with rhythmic & melodic improvisations. Amongst critics she’s also know for seducing her audiences with a ballad. Deborah sings with a pure honesty that will strike emotions deep within the core of your being....
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Awards:

Former U.S. Jazz Ambassador
”she tells her stories with a disciplined personal passion, immediacy, and mosaic of textures that are so compelling, you can still hear her after the music stops” --Nat Hentoff

“...from Texas, with style... this self assured singer ...shows solid chops in all ranges, has a sparkling well articulated attack, and a natural flowing charm.” --N.Y. NEWSDAY

“Deborah Davis seduces her audiences.” --EL CORREO GALLEGO, Spain

“Miss Davis has a strong voice that can be richly colored, particularly in the lower register.” --New York Times

=========== As a Leader

NO WAYS TIRED
Record Label: Got My Own Records
Year Released: 2003
Tracks:
1) Gentleman Friend
2) At The Mambo Inn
3) The Very Thought Of You
4) Dearly Beloved
5) The Kiss (original poem)
6) You Don't Know What Love Is
7) More Than You Know
8) I've Got the World On A String
9) Finally Loved (poem)
10) Secret Love
11) Please Send Me Someone To Love
12) I Don't Feel No Ways Tired

Personnel:
James Weidman (piano)
Essiet Essiet (bass)
Alvin Atkinson (drums)
Keith Loftis (saxophones)
Kenyatta Beasley (trumpet)
Danny Sadownick (percussion)



ONLY PART OF ME
Deborah Davis
Record Label: Got My Own Records
Year Released: 2002
Tracks:
1) Honeysuckle Rose
2) Easy Living
3) On The Sunny Side of The Street
4) Quiet Nights
5) Nice And Easy
6) Thou Swell
7) All The Way
8) I'm Walking
9) Solitude
10) Mood Indigo
11) Row , Row, Row Your Boat

Personnel:
Ron Affif (guitar)
Ben Wolfe (bass)
Greg Hutchinson (drums)

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