Location: New York City
Born: April 3
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.
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
...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.
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