Debbie was raised in Detroit by parents steeped in jazz, and was surrounded by the vibrant sound of Motown that was sweeping the country. She also has a strong love of folk, classical, and gospel music. The combination of these influences has given her the ability to blur the lines between jazz and popular music, and to sing with a rare level of emotional conviction that draws the audience into the heart of a song. Her choice of songs reflects her background, ranging from jazz standards to obscure bluesy sounds to more popular music [by writers like Carol King]. Always, the treatment is Debbie’s alone.