Debbie Gifford Quartet
Jazz-up your Summer afternoon with Internationally renowned jazz vocalist & recording artist Debbie Gifford and her Cleveland All-Star Ensemble featuring Dan Maier on piano, Roger W. Hines on bass and Ricky Exton on drums as they perform jazz standards, originals, R & B, ballads & much more!
Earning a Master’s Degree in Opera and embracing a passion for jazz - Debbie has united these two musical genres to create a sound that is exclusive to her alone. Debbie’s worldwide concert performances include: USA, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Poland, Germany and China. She has shared the stage with jazz greats Marcus Belgrave, Bobby Watson, Joe Lovano, Sherrie Maricle and Dominick Farinacci. She is the only woman singer to perform with the Birdland Big Band, under the director of Tommy Igoe, at the famous Birdland Jazz Club, NYC. Her newest release is a smooth jazz single titled “Love Finds You.”
“Gifford’s voice is both smooth and engulfing, wrapping itself around every note and mesmerizing the listener with subtle charm. Her sensual style of phrasing and timing are the very essence of her creativity. Debbie is spellbinding - she holds the audience in the palm of her hand.”
Skoot Larson, Author & Critic, LA Jazz Review
Funding is provided by the Local 4 Music Fund, Leonard DiCosimo, president and the Music Performance Trust Fund.
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