Here’s what Sheila Jordan, NEA Jazz Master, says of New York-based jazz singer, songwriter Deborah Latz, “Deborah is a beautiful singer and a great talent. Fig Tree is wonderful. Really wonderful!”
In 2013 Deborah toured Paris, France with her celebrated third jazz vocal CD, Fig Tree, and has performed in China, Italy, Canada and the western U.S. Her fourth album recorded in Paris, features Alain Jean-Marie on piano and Gilles Naturel on bass and will be released in Fall 2014. Latz performs regularly in New York City at Cornelia Street Cafe and Somethin’ Jazz Club.
The Deborah Latz Voice Studio is located in South Midwood and in Mid-town Manhattan. Deborah is a certified Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method voice teacher and has been teaching vocal expression and communication for fifteen years at the Cooper Union School of Engineering - Connect Program in New York City.
Since 2006 she has worked with Art Start, a non-profit for at-risk youth as a Voice Teacher and Coach for the ‘Emerging Artists in Residence’ program. In 2012 she prepared the student’s for their Carnegie Hall debut.
In early 2014 she presented Jazz Vocal Improvisation Workshops to the choirs of Middle Schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Deborah has studied voice with Jeanette LoVetri, Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton.
Deborah trained as an actress at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco; the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England; and with Anne Bogart and Richard Edelman in New York City.
“Latz is in there with the best of them: Horn and Rebecca Parris.”
— C. Michael Bailey, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“Deborah Latz has one of those voices you could listen to for breakfast, for lunch and for dinner.”
— Charles L. Latimer, IDIGJAZZ BLOGSPOT