Deborah Silver's Glitter & Gritz and All That Jazz
is a rhinestone-studded rollercoaster of a show that pays tribute to the Great American Songbook along with blues, Broadway, country, jazz, and pop favorites.
Backed by a band of all-star headliners from Broadway to Vegas and Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ole Opry, #1 Billboard chart-topping artist Deborah Silver adds her own flavor to the music and throws a nonstop party the way only a Mississippi glam girl could!
Under the direction of Tony-nominated director/choreographer Jeff Calhoun, she has created a show like no other, bringing a new sound to old classics and a classic sound to new hits. It’s Sinatra with a swing of the lasso, a soulful spin on your favorite pop tunes, and a fiddles and fabulous take on treasured standards.
“When Deborah Silver takes over a mike, she doesn’t just visit the stage, she owns it!…She’s a thrill, a swinging show-biz whirlwind…What a treat…easy to love!” ~Rex Reed of The New York Observer
“No one else can do what Deborah Silver does – a remarkable combination, not just of glitter and grits, – but glamor and glitz – not to mention abundant showmanship, outrageous humor, visual appeal, and real chops. I’ll go see her anytime.” ~Will Friedwald, Music Critic of The Wall Street Journal
“Deborah Silver is one of the freshest jazz vocalists on the scene today!” ~Steve Tyrell, Grammy winning producer
ABOUT DEBORAH SILVER…
The legendary Quincy Jones has raved about Deborah Silver – the Mississippi born, two-time #1 Billboard chart-topping vocalist – by saying “her strong and sultry vocals are seductive and soul soothing. Her talent and beauty are equally extraordinary. Whatever she sings she owns, making every note matter! One listen and you know…she is the real deal.”
Deborah has had a string of hit duets with celebrated artists including Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers), Jack Jones, Freddy Cole, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel). Her upcoming releases include duets with superstars Tony Orlando, Ronnie Millsap, Pam Tillis, Steve Tyrell and Jazz icon Diane Schuur. Currently, she is recording a full album with The Count Basie Orchestra.
Her album, Glitter & Grits – produced by Ray Benson – features musicians from Asleep at the Wheel, his multi-Grammy award winning band, currently celebrating their fifty-second anniversary. Glitter & Grits reinforces Silver’s versatility, as she takes audiences on a journey from jazz to the unique Western swing style all while bringing the songs to life in a dynamically uplifting way.
Glitter & Grits was voted Broadway World’s Best Commercial Recording, landed the #1 spot on both Traditional Jazz and Western Swing Charts, and crossed over to become #3 on the Weekly Top 50 Country Album Chart. Veteran Critic Rex Reed wrote this in reaction to the album: “Tired of rock and allergic to country and western, I find the shock of what Deborah Silver has done – to distill the essence of both musical genres into a fresh cocktail of combustible joy – both a surprise and a thrill. The result is unique and flavorful entertainment guaranteed to put a happy smile on every face at a time when the world needs one most. What a treat! Hard to explain, but easy to love.”
After taking many years off from touring to focus on raising her children, Deborah came back with a bang! Her album, The Gold Standards, produced by Steve Tyrell with stunning arrangements by Alan Broadbent, was an out-of-the-box smash reaching #1 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Album chart while also landing at #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker Album chart and the #2 spot on the overall Billboard Jazz Album chart. Her latest EP – Sunny Side – is an Amazon Jazz Best Seller.
Deborah is also an inspiration to women everywhere seeking to restart their careers after taking time away to raise their families. Her epic return to the music industry proves that anything can be overcome. Thus, her mantra #NeverTooLate.
Her sold-out stage performances in clubs, concert venues, and with symphony orchestras are reminiscent of the golden and glamorous era of Las Vegas. Deborah has dazzled at countless clubs and performing arts centers around the country, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Blues Alley, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Catalina Jazz Club, The Colony’s Royal Room and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
Deborah’s recorded work and stage performances receive – to no one’s surprise – consistently rave reviews. According to Rex Reed of The New York Observer, “When Deborah Silver takes over a mic, she doesn’t just visit the stage, she owns it! Trust me. With beauty, style, talent, swinging musical savvy and a bundle of pazazz, Deborah Silver’s got it all in one package. She’s a thrill, a swinging show-biz whirlwind…and a bargain at any price!”
Deborah looks to not only inspire with her back story, but with her everyday actions as well. Typical of her philanthropic nature, Deborah recorded her album, Pure Silver, a stellar collection of standards and pop favorites, to raise funds for ALS research. She continues to honor that charitable commitment by donating 100 percent of all proceeds from album sales to help those suffering with the disease. She also donated all first week sales of The Gold Standards to various charities including, but not limited to, United Way, Semper Fi Fund (supporting injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces) NASCAR Victory Junction Gang Camp (for children with serious medical conditions) and ALS research, in honor of her sister who was diagnosed with the vicious disease. Along with her daughter, Deborah began a charitable worldwide movement titled SLAM ALS to continue the support for a cure. Most recently, while recovering from the COVID-19 virus, Deborah teamed up with 12 x Grammy nominee, Dennis Lambert to write the song “COVID-19 Blues” to raise funds for both the Actors Fund and the Jazz Foundation of America, in order to help those suffering due to the pandemic.