Cover: $20 // Show: 8:00pm
“Debbie is spellbinding – she holds the audience in the palm of her hand.”
What does Opera & Jazz have in common? The answer is Debbie Gifford. Most people find this marriage of Opera & Jazz unconventional but Debbie has created a style unlike any singer before her – a match made in heaven. Gifford captivates audiences around the world with her impeccable vocal abilities and irresistible charm! 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 has been nominated “Jazz Musician of the Year, “Jazz Band of the Year”, and “Vocalist of the Year” in the Annual Free Times Music Awards.
“It has long been true that there is great jazz talent to be found in virtually every major American city. Cleveland may not be known as a jazz mecca but it is the home base for Debbie Gifford, an extraordinary jazz singer. Debbie Gifford's improvising is subtle and enthusiastic; she knows very well the words she sings… Debbie Gifford is a talent well worth discovering.”
Scott Yanow, Author “All Music Guide” & Jazz Journalist, LA Jazz Scene
Debbie’s 2017 CD release “Changes” will have its West Coast release at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz on May 7th.