Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Deborah’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 radio soundstages, Deborah has made a name for herself with appearances in more than 50 countries around the world.
Deborah Brown has 16 recordings as a leader and is featured on many others as a special guest artist.
Deborah has enjoyed participating in and creating many unique musical situations….among these (in no particular order) are….A quintet recording with trombonist Slide Hampton. A concert tour in duo with Roger Kelloway. Another highlight, a duo performance and recording with guitarist, Joe Beck. Also with 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 or Hein Van De Geijn on acoustic bass and legendary drummer Ed Thigpen. 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. Her latest cd was recorded with the fine saxophonist, Bobby Watson on “All Too Soon”. A concert performance and a future recording with Lee Konitz.
World wide teams of musicians Deborah performs with are as follows:
Eric Ineke and Jazz Xpress (Holland)
Stephen Keogh (UK and Spain)
Andreas Pettersson (Sweden)
Yakov Okun (Russia)
Kluvers Big Band (Denmark)
Sandviken Big Band (Northern Sweden)
Bohuslan Big Band (Southern Sweden)
Oleg Lundstrem Tribute Orchestra (Russia)