Jazz Insights: Debra Mann

One of Rhode Island’s finest all-around jazz entertainer is Debra Mann. Her young talents brought her to Boston’s Berklee College, where she studied jazz and classical music. Soon, she became a premier jazz pianist and singer, gracing top performing halls, restaurants and hotels. She operated as a solo artist for a period and then formed a trio and later a quintet.  They became world-class performing groups.
Debra is a regular recording artist with the Whaling City Sound organization from New Bedford. She is an active member of The Jazz Education Network, as well as The Providence Musicians Union. Among her many credits was a featured guest appearance during a Boston Pops performance. Debra was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award.
Her gigs regularly highlight the American Songbook, Brazilian jazz music, the music of Joni Mitchell, Jobim, Dave Frishberg and her original compositions. Currently, she teaches voice and piano. Debra joined the faculty at Brown University in 2014 and Wheaton College in 2015, and you can catch her terrific performances throughout the area!

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