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SUMMER SHOWS -
"Tribute to Benny Carter"
SAT. July 27 in Sherman, CT.
SUN. July 28 at Marywood University, Scranton, PA
see show News for details
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"Pearl offered an impressive musical introduction to the new body of Carter songs... scatting and hard swinging, she delivered each song with convincing believeability - as a jazz vocalist and as a story teller."
- Don Heckman
See VIDEO PAGE for more songs from her CD (& others)
I'm a professional singer and writer. A former jingle singer, recording artist on London Records (with my sister Leslie - writer of the Folger's "Best Part of Waking Up" jingle), writer and performer of my critically-acclaimed one woman show "Chick Singers," backup singer for artists Linda Ronstadt, E Yazawa, Oasis, Neil Young and many more...
I'm also a nine year veteran of tv comedy writing - most noteably "Designing
Women". My screenplays and stageplays - to quote the LA Times - "combine humor with heartache." I hear the music of a character's "voice"... love the art and craft of telling a larger truth through a personal prism.
My latest passion is lyric writing - telling a story in one page instead of a hundred - in three minutes instead of three acts. I've been given the privilege of writing words to the genius music of jazz legend Benny Carter (1907-2003), a great man I knew and loved. Thanks to his wife, Hilma, my friend and mentor, I've recorded his classic melodies as songs that, hopefully, will continue his legacy for generations to come.
Visit BennyCarter.com for more info on this legendary man and his music.
REVIEWS OF PAST SHOWS -
"Deborah Pearl's one woman show is a comedic tour de force. For 90 nonstop minutes, and with astute insight, she manages to capture the public personas and personal lives of eight singers... with a vocal range that covers everything from Broadway to Blues, from Opera to jazz."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Deborah Pearl is funny, poignant and always in great voice in her one-woman show at the Cinegrill. Combining humor with heartache, she transitions easily from character to character... Pearl saves the best for last, performing songs as herself, a "chick singer" with a great voice and sense of humor."
- LA Times
SAMPLE TUNES FROM
"Souvenir of You" *Bonus - Full Tracks!
Click on players to preview -
|Happy Feet (At The Savoy)*
|Wonderland (Isle Of Love)
|People Time (Forever Mine) *
|Doozy Blues *
|Sunday Morning Comes|
|Scattin' Back To Harlem
|Again and Again
(I Try To Pretend)
|Sail Away With Me
|An Elegy In Blue
|Sky Dance For Two
|Souvenir Of You