About Satin Dolls

Satin Dolls features the superb vocals and musical chemistry of Deborah Davis and her band Segue to Jazz.  The critically acclaimed Satin Dolls has been presented numerous times to sold-out audiences at the National Arts Centre and was the featured finale evening presentation at the 2008 Tulip Festival.

Deborah Davis’ portrayal in this musical portrait of the life and times of some of the greatest women of American jazz is “absolutely breathtaking”….from the sultry voice of Sarah Vaughn to the scat that was Ella, to the versatile Etta James (to name a few).

Ms. Davis and her band Segue to Jazz, transport you back in time to celebrate the courage, grace and unrelenting spirit of these women in overcoming incredible challenges, and their lasting contributions to music history…a show that is passionate, eloquent and inspiring.  Satin Dolls..”a great story not to be missed”.

Photo credit – Jean-Marc Carisse

Satin Dolls Reviews

Words of Praise From Everyday People

  • Peter Seguin
    Vice-President, Food and Beverage, Ottawa Congress Centre
    Satin Dolls is WOW...Deborah Davis' vocal range is incredible and the show a wonderful journey down memory lane.....not to be missed!
  • Saul Jacobson
    Former Radio Host, 98.5 The Jewel, Motivational speaker
    What a terrific show..."Satin Dolls" was an absolute treat. Deborah Davis does an incredible job of creating not only the sounds of the great ladies of jazz, but the atmosphere as well. Don't miss this show!
  • Gerry Cammy
    Former CFRA Radio talk show host and Professor of History, Heritage College
    Satin Dolls" is without a doubt one of the best productions presented at the National Arts Centre...worth ten times the ticket price... Davis' vocal ability and musical portrayal of the women of jazz is absolutely brilliant!
  • Cathy Jowsey
    Manager, Service & Community Relations, TD Canada Trust, Ontario North & East Region
    Satin Dolls is a captivating mix of song, music and humour. Deborah Davis draws you into her performance with her incredible voice and her outstanding interpretation of the great women of jazz. This is a performance you won't want to miss!!!
  • Bruce Rooney
    Executive Director, Ottawa Humane Society
    Fur Ball, National Gallery of Canada
    I expected the smooth and silky voice of Deborah Davis, and the stylish presentation, but what took me totally by surprise was the professionalism and flexibility that Deborah and her band displayed. Corporate and Gala events require organizers to be quick on their feet and Deborah's willingness to adapt at moments notice made our job that much easier. I truly enjoyed the way Deborah Davis segued from smooth Jazz and swing early in the evening to classic rhythm and blues and popular music as the night went on. Her performance perfectly mirrored the mood of our guests and provided the perfect soundtrack to a successful evening. Deborah Davis brought a real sense of New Orleans’s flavour to our Mardi Gras-inspired evening. Her voice and stage presence helped to musically transport our guests on a journey through the best of jazz history.
  • Chuck Hamilton
    Vice President Financial Services Division
    MD Management
    My sincerest thanks to you for an outstanding performance of Satin Dolls....I was overwhelmed by the number of conference attendees who thanked us for arranging your performance. You should know that you were truly a highlight of our conference...
  • Maureen McTeer
    Satin Dolls is a wonderful review of female jazz greats. Deborah Davis' vocal translation of their musical gifts to an era is brilliant and not to be missed.
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