Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Deborah Brown’s musical talents have propelled her from coast to coast in the USA, eventually leading her to Europe via Japan and Indonesia culminating in a 12 year residency in Europe. Performing in night clubs, concerts, jazz festivals, on television and on radio soundstages, Deborah has made a name for herself with appearances in more than 50 countries around the world. Ms. Brown has 16 recordings as a leader and is featured on many others as a special guest artist.
Ms. Brown has enjoyed participating in and creating many unique musical situations. Among these are a quintet recording with trombonist Slide Hampton, a concert tour in duo with Roger Kelloway, a duo performance and recording with guitarist, Joe Beck, workwith pianist, Dorthy Donegan on a festival in Holland, a performance with trumpetist Clark Terry, a studio recording of the CD “A Lover’s Question” with author James Baldwin, tours with her quartet “Jazz 4 Jazz” that featured pianist Horace Parlan, Red Mitchell, Hein Van De Geijn, legendary drummer Ed Thigpen. Other highlights include concert appearances with Johnny Griffin, Benny Bailey, Billy Mitchell, Michelle Le Grand, “Toots” Thielemans, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Bobby Shew, Kenny Drew, Roy Hargrove, Eric Reeds Trio, The Doky Brothers and so many more jazz greats. Ms. Brown’s latest CD was recorded with the fine saxophonist, Bobby Watson on “All Too Soon”. She was also featured on a concert performance and upcoming recording with Lee Konitz.
World wide teams of musicians Ms. Brown performs with include Eric Ineke and Jazz Xpress (Holland), Stephen Keogh (UK and Spain), Andreas Pettersson (Sweden), and Yakov Okun (Russia), as well as the Kluvers Big Band (Denmark) and the Sandviken Big Band (Northern Sweden).