Deborah – Solo Vocalist Pianist

Deborah is a Solo Vocalist Pianist & Jazz Singer for hire in London.

She started out as a self-taught pianist at the age of 10. Then made her decision to become a vocalist by going for vocal lessons at the Weekend Arts College (WAC) now based in Hampstead, at the age of 21.

She learnt about vocal production and technique through Rachel Bennett (Raie), and was heavily influenced singing Jazz under the tutorledge of Julie Dexter (Tomorrow’s Warriors, J-Life).

Through WAC, Deborah met and worked with several great musicians featuring on live sessions around London on the Jazz circuit – Dave Preston (Ian Shaw), Sam Beste (Amy Winehouse, Dennis Rollins, Eska Mtungwazi), Josh Morrison (Heidi Vogel), and Nyika Gorensamdu (Lewis Taylor).

Audio (Duo Recordings)

Ain’t Misbehavin

Gentle Rain

You Don’t Know What Love Is

Band Recordings

I want to be happy


I’m beginning to see the light

Deborah recently graduated from Middlesex University with a BA Honours in Jazz. Whilst there she formed a quintet (featuring Ed Riches on guitar, Henry Gilbert on double bass, Al Scott on piano, and Chris Packham on drums) and had 9 month residency at Charlie Wrights Jazz bar, in Hoxton, London.

Deborah continues to perform at jams in and around London, performs at functions and events (both in the capital such as The Millenium Hotel, Mayfair, Baltic Restaurant, The Terrace restaurant, Lincoln’s Inn, Addington Palace, and abroad: Castle Estloo in Maastricht, Hilton Hotel, Nuweiba, Egypt), as well as writing her own songs and compositions.

Solo Female Jazz Vocalist For Hire

Solo Female Jazz Vocalist For Hire

Repertoire List
500 Miles High – Chick Corea
Agua De Beber 1 – Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
All Of Me – Gerald Marks
All The Things You Are – Jerome Kern
Alone Together – Arthur Schwartz
As Time Goes By 1 – Herman Hupfeld
At Last – Harry Warren
Au Privave – Charlie Parker
Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma
Azure – Duke
Beautiful Love – Victor Young
Bewitched – Richard Rodgers
Birk’s Works – Dizzy Gillespie
Blue Skies – Irving Berlin
Body And Soul 1 – Johnny Green
Bye Bye Blackbird 1 – Ray Henderson
Caravan – Duke Ellington
Close Your Eyes – Bernice Petkere
Corcovado 1 – Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Deed I Do – Hirsch-Rose
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend – Jule Styne
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me – Duke Ellington
Feel Like Makin’ Love – Eugene McDaniels
Fly Me To The Moon – Bart Howard
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You – Don Redman
The Gentle Rain – Luiz Bonfa
The Girl From Ipanema – Antonio-Carlos Jobim
God Bless The Child 1 – Herzog-Holiday
Honeysuckle Rose – Fats Waller
How Long Has This Been Going On? – George Gershwin
I Get Along Without You – Hoagy Carmichael
I Love You – Cole Porter
I Wanna Be Loved By You – – Marilyn Monroe
I Want To Be Happy – Vincent Youmans
I’m Beginning To See The Light – Hodges-James-Ellington
I’ve Got The World On A String – Harold Arlen
In A Mellow Tone (In A Mellotone) – Duke Ellington
In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
It Don’t Mean A Thing 1 – Duke Ellington
Love For Sale – Cole Porter
Lover Man – Davis-Ramirez-Sherman
Lullaby Of Birdland 1 – George Shearing
The Man I Love – George Gershwin
Mean To Me – Turk-Ahlert
Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington
Moonlight In Vermont – Karl Suessdorf
The More I See You – Harry Warren
My Funny Valentine 1 – Richard Rodgers
Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
Never Let Me Go – Jay Livingston
Night And Day – Cole Porter
A Night In Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie
On Green Dolphin Street 1 – Bronislau Kaper
Prelude To A Kiss – Duke Ellington
Save Your Love For Me – Buddy Johnson
Skylark – Hoagy Carmichael
Solitude 1 – Duke Ellington
Someone To Watch Over Me – George Gershwin
Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish (1929)
Stella By Starlight – Victor Young
sugar – George W. Meyer
Summertime – George Gershwin
Take The A Train 1 – Billy Strayhorn
Teach Me Tonight – Gene DePaul
Tenderly – Walter Gross
Them There Eyes – Tracy-Tauber-Pinkard
There Is No Greater Love – Isham Jones
They Can’t Take That Away From Me – George Gershwin
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be – Duke Ellington
A Weaver Of Dreams – Victor Young
What A Little Moonlight Can Do – Harry Woods
What Is This Thing Called Love – Cole Porter
When I Get Low I Get High – Unknown Composer
You Don’t Know What Love Is – Raye-DePaul


1 Review

  1. Dear Deborah,

    My name is Jose Gandia, I am studying an MA at RADA in London, and co/direct the Opera company Opera at Home,
    I came across your profile, because I am looking for a female, black singer who can improvise for my dissertation “Five Postcards from Medea”, a piece of collaborative music/theatre/dance,based on the Greek classic Medea, to be performed at RADA, London, 13th July. (Possibly Riverside Studios next year) If this sounds of any interest to you, please answer to this and we can talk.

    All the very best,

    Jose Gandia

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