When Debbie Deane was 6 years old, her favorite record was Carole King's Tapestry. She grew up listening to Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Steely Dan while playing Bach,Chopin and Debussy on the piano.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she found herself driven to explore the fertile ground of music and lyrics. Her older brother introduced her to folk, funk, and fusion. She listened to all the great divas in the folk, pop and jazz worlds. Music was the ultimate refuge. At age 12, she handed in lyrics rather than a poem for her first poetry assignment.
Debbie went on to study English Literature at Harvard University and Jazz Studies at the Berklee College of Music. Her life changed when she took her first songwriting class.
Now here we are introducing her first self-titled CD. Piano-based original Pop / Soul / Jazz / Folk.
She has been endorsed by the talent of many great musicians who have joined her on the record and who perform with her live. The great bassist Jeff Andrews produced 6 tracks on the record. Those songs feature the rhythm section of Jeff Andrews-bass, Brian Blade-drums and Debbie Deane-piano. Joshua Redman plays beautifully on 2 tracks. Wayne Krantz graces the record with acoustic guitar. Phil Markowitz plays some Hammond B-3 and some great keyboard parts. The other half features Debbie with the team of Richard Hammond on bass and Rodney Holmes on drums. Debbie Deane accompanies herself solo on 2 songs.
Her debut CD, a cross between Anita Baker and Steely Dan.