Singer – Songwriter
Acoustic Music with Exotic Twist
With her original songs, (nine recordings available in the world), she ignites connection and warmth with her audience, inspiring them to come even more alive.
Her first musical Island in the Storm is being produced in Oslo.
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As a singer-songwriter, I’ve toured much of the world. Like a sailor of the soul and hopeless romantic, these travels have defined my music. An avid dancer – Argentine Tango, Salsa, Kizomba, Flamenco and Folk dance – the magic in these haunting exotic melodies, syncopated rhythms that touch and trigger the unused and hidden have inspired my music.
Her songwriting has won several awards with ASCAP over the years and her recordings Briefly Mine, For the Feel of the Wind, Beneath Your Moon, Fly, Right Here and Touch the Sky are available online. She currently lives between Greece and Oslo. Her first musical Island in the Storm is being produced in Oslo and abroad.
I write to understand life, I sing to express, to heal, to find meaning. I perform to weave connection and share the gift of sensitivity.
A native New Yorker, I’ve traveled the world at times searching for home, at times curious and hungry for magic. The magic I find in haunting melodies, syncopated rhythms and lyrics that touch and trigger the unused and hidden. That I love to dance – Argentine Tango, Salsa, Kizomba, Flamenco and Folk dance – these exotic rhythms and melodies have inspired my music.
“This versatile singer-songwriter who plays guitar, piano and percussion, sings with a depth of spirit, longing and humor. She has the great gift of making each and every audience member believe she’s singing just for them. She presents her remarkable range of songs with effortless gusto and feel.”
– Rob Paterson, Festival organizer, Glasgow Scotland
“You can call her voice smoky, an overused adjective perhaps yet it makes sense if you think of Deborah as a sort of Folk-Torch singer who has held the fire so close to the ceiling that the flame has left vivid dark marks!”
– Weekend Time-Out, Boston, MA
“With Beneath Her Moon, released under the TOCA label, Deborah has made a wonderful album with an international musical attitude. Dark and melancholic yet articulation an intense love of life, with great musicians supporting these beautiful songs, here is a musician at work who with her ability, profound lyrics and expressiveness, should belong to the great singers of the century.”
– Carina Prange – Jazz Dimensions, Germany
Festivals, Awards & Discography
FFUK Arts Grant for musical (2022-23)
Songwriting awards ASCAP – (1995-2003)
NEA Grant for songwriting SF California (1985-1992)
List of Festivals
Bergmannstrasse Summer Festival (Passionskirche) Berlin, Germany
Festival of Cultures Berlin, Germany
Dranouter Folk Festival Dranouter, Belgium
Ghent Festival Ghent, Belgium
One to One Festival Zundert, Netherlands
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh, Scotland
Egersund Summer Festival Egersund, Norway
Jerusalem Folk Festival Jerusalem, Israel
Three Monkeys (1989) US
Wilderness in Your Eyes (1990) US
Where Do We Go From Here (1992) US
Fly – with Music and Words Label Netherlands (1996)
Beneath Your Moon (2002) TOCA Records Germany
Right Here (2005) SCAT WAV Music Buenos Aires, Argentina
Touch the Sky (2008) SCAT WAV Music Buenos Aires, Argentina
For the Feel of the Wind (2015) ARI SAM MUSIC Oslo, Norway
Briefly Mine (2021) ARI SAM MUSIC Oslo, Norway
Island in the Storm – the Musical (2022) ARI SAM MUSIC Oslo, Norway
WERS Boston MA (US)
WAMC Albany NY
BBC Essex, UK
Radio 1 Brussels, Belgium
NPS Radio 5 Hilversum Netherlands
Deborah Jeanne Weitzman
I teach both live and online. Contact me for a free introductory session for Voice, Breath, Alexander Technique or coaching in healthy creative living.