DEBORAH DAVIS is a gifted singer and consummate performer that has captivated 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 move 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 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, JEFF WATTS, 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, and all over Siberia, just to name a few. 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, JAMIE CULLUM and more.
Deborah established MANHATTAN MUSIC DESIGN; booking, contracting and performing for many New York’s elite social functions & corporate events, as well as contracting singers for international jazz clubs and hotels. She has formed her own label GOT MY OWN RECORDS to produce her first three CD’s.
Striving to be a well rounded person, Deborah adds to her list of life accomplishments a 26.2 mile fundraising marathon for the LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY. She completed the marathon in Dublin, Ireland, but now produces and performs annual benefit concerts at The Blue Note Jazz Club NYC to raise funds for the cause. When not on the road singing Deborah enjoys Substitute Teaching, working with special needs children, Creating Abstract Arts and Crafts, Jewelry Making, Writing Poetry, Hanging out in Museums, Vegetarian Cooking, Bikram Yoga, Working out at the Gym or taking long walks with no particular destination in mine.. Deborah also collects MONKEYS, as long as they’re not alive.