Deborah Davis has been singing professionally and creating musical shows and events for more than twenty years. She headlined The Ottawa International Jazz Festival’s family day in 1994, 1995 and 1997 with her show What is This Thing Called Jazz?
In 2000, Davis created Satin Dolls, a show which portrayed the life and times of the greatest women of American jazz. The Gift Of Jazz production is based on the highly successful Satin Dolls, which played to sold-out houses in Ottawa at the Canadian Tulip Festival, the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage and, in adapted formats, has highlighted corporate and charitable events in Toronto as well as Ottawa.
Davis is also the creator and master-mind behind a number of successful productions including Canada Roars – A Musical Taste of our Canadian Heritage/Notre patrimoine canadien, une odyssée musicale, the longest running bilingual concert show in Canada and the only show of its kind in North America. Now in its sixteenth season, this artistically vibrant ninety-minute production celebrates and pays tribute to the history of music in Canada. It features fifty performers including musicians, lead and back-up singers, Aboriginal performers, contemporary, step, and highland dancers and actors.
Deborah appreciates that it takes a team of dedicated professionals to make these projects successful and is quick to acknowledge the immense contributions of her entire team, particularly Peter Beaudoin, Musical Director and drummer, who has supported her visions from day one.