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DEBORAH DAVIS is a gifted singer and consummate performer that captivates audiences throughout the world. A jazz vocalist fused with Texas blues, gospel, and soul, she has a natural flowing charm and flawless stage presence that draws you into her show. A native of Dallas Texas, Deborah’s musical development lead her to NEW YORK CITY, where she has carved out a niche for herself on the U.S., European, Asian, Russian, & Middle Eastern jazz scenes.

Deborah’s distinct style of phrasing, extraordinary singing ability and professionalism has earned her invitations to perform with legendary jazz greats, RAY BROWN, LIONEL HAMPTON, CLARK TERRY, and a rare opportunity to substitute for ABBEY LINCOLN. FREDDIE HUBBARD, ART BLAKEY, LOU DONALDSON and HAROLD MAYBURN have all shared their stages with Deborah inviting her to sing. Deborah has lead her own bands featuring many of New York’s younger jazz lion’s such as DELFEAYO MARSALIS, BENNY GREEN, CYRUS CHESTNUT, GERALD CLAYTON, CHRISTIAN McBRIDE, PETER WASHINGTON, RUSSELL MALONE, GREG HUTCHINSON, BRIAN BLADE, EVAN SHERMAN, and to many others to name.

Deborah has lit up the stages of well established NEW YORK jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals including BLUE NOTE, BIRDLAND, VILLAGE VANGUARD, SWEET BASIL, SMALLS, SMOKE, JAZZ STANDARD, IRIDIUM, RAINBOW ROOM, and the former TAVERN ON GREEN and WINDOWS OF THE WORLD. She has sung for dignitaries at the UNITED NATIONS & U.S. EMBASSY affairs including a performance for PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON. In 2004 Deborah and her band were chosen by the U.S. State Department and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, to represent the U.S. as Jazz Ambassadors traveling to Latin America fostering good will and presenting jazz awareness. Deborah has performed in Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Iceland, Paris, Monaco, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Dubai, Jamaica, Russia, Kazakhstan Dagestan, Croatia, all over Siberia, etc. The world is her playground as she continues gaining international recognition during extensive tours annually. She has performed with THE SHIRELLES, jammed with BON JOVI and BILLY JOEL, and opened for DIANA ROSS, CELINE DION, SANTANA, CHICAGO, ERIC CLAPTON, Z.Z.TOP, JILL SCOTT, ALICIA KEYS, MACY GRAY, ALANIS MORISSETTE, and more.

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”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

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Album Compilation by Deborah Davis

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Got My Own Records
2011

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Album No Ways Tired by Deborah Davis

No Ways Tired

Got My Own Records
2003

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