DEBORAH CARTER

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

Deborah Carter

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.

Deborah Carter

She launched a second CD, which paid homage to the moon and the nocturnal life with the title song from her own songbook of
Deborah Carter

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 early teens in Japan. She continued her studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. "All throughout my younger years I was blessed with wonderful teachers and friends that encouraged me to flourish and grow in music." She also initiated her experience in theater during her 3-year sojourn in the Orient playing several lead and supporting roles in Broadway musicals presented by a young American theater group there. During her residency in Spain she collaborated on CD’s with Max Sunyer, Carles Benavent and Salvador Niebla adding vocals to their typical brand of Mediterranean jazz. "Living in Spain helped me to add just the right amount of passion and intensity to my art." She also worked in theater in Madrid, then formed her own jazz quintet with whom she appeared in many jazz festivals in major cities in Spain. She has been an invited guest on national TV and radio shows in addition to acquiring ample experience as a session singer for TV and radio commercials.