"Deborah J. Carter is the epitome of a world class jazz singer." - Mark Turner - All About Jazz -

Vocalist Deborah J. Carter was born in the U.S.A. and grew up in Hawaii and Japan. She travels extensively performing in jazz festivals, jazz clubs, seminars, and radio and TV shows.

Deborah's new CD "Daytripper" has recently been released. It features eleven tracks of exciting new and original versions of Beatles' material.Deborah's first solo CD, " 'Scuse Me...", is a sophisticated mixture of jazz, latin, blues, and gospel. This CD received rave reviews from the international press and one of the first presentation concerts was at the 1998 North Sea Jazz Festival. She launched a second CD which paid homage to the moon and the nocturnal life with the title song from her own songbook of originals: " ‘Round Moonlight". Her third CD, "Girl-Talking!", is a live performance in The Hague, demonstrating her dynamic stage performance.

Press Info

The Jazz Site

Deborah reminds in parts of Janis Siegel from Manhattan Transfer with her phraseology, and also Carmen Lundy, Marilyn Scott and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Yet sometimes she has the velvet voice of Anita Baker.

The Jazz Review

...Ms. Carter displays a varied number of styles and wonderful voice control. This performer really has the ability to "scat" with the best and she has the ability to perform in the style of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.

Musicmaker Magazine

Her jazzy repertoire is pleasant to listen to and her voice is worldclass. Her control and expression is rarely found on Dutch stages...Absolutely topclass...

Trouw

The straightforward instrumental accompaniment is completely at the service of the rich and full voice of Carter. In a colorful and extremely rhythmic way the singer interprets - besides her own compositions - repertoire that ranges from John Williams' "Moonlight" and Michael Franks' "Monks' New Tune" to Sting's "Sister Moon" and Van Mor

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Bio

Deborah J. Carter was born in the U.S.A. and grew up in Hawaii and Japan. She travels extensively performing in jazz festivals, jazz clubs, seminars, and radio and TV shows through Europe and Asia with her trio or as a guest with various formations; from solo pianists to large orchestras. She also gives master classes in tours sponsored by US embassies all over the world.

This vocalist / composer / arranger definitely brings her multi - cultural experiences into her music. "We are so privileged in this day and age to have an open door to other cultures and perspectives that enrich our own." And she brings it to light through her style. Described by the Music Maker magazine as “absolutely top-class”, she is one of the most dynamic vocalists in the jazz scene.

Deborah’s first solo CD, “ 'Scuse Me...”, is a sophisticated mixture of jazz, latin, blues, and gospel. "It's my very personal realization of the various shades and moods of improvised music." This CD received rave reviews from the international press and one of the first presentation concerts was at the 1998 North Sea Jazz Festival.
She launched a second CD, which paid homage to the moon and the nocturnal life with the title song from her own songbook of originals, “Round Moonlight ". Her newly released CD, “Girl-talking”, is from a live performance in The Hague.

At a very young age Deborah began as a woodwind instrumentalist in Hawaii and later started learning music theory, arranging, and composition in her

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