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It is with deep shock and sadness that we report the unexpected passing of Debra Mann

It is with deep shock and sadness that we report the unexpected passing of Debra Mann, an acclaimed and supremely talented jazz singer, pianist and composer on our Whaling City Sound label. Her most recent recording, Full Circle, featuring the music of Joni Mitchell, was released in August 2018. She had also released three CD recordings on her label, Jobe Records.  

Her career was decorated with highlights. A Berklee grad, Debra was widely hailed as Rhode Island’s premier jazz pianist and vocalist. She performed at Symphony Hall in Boston as a featured guest soloist with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra. She had the distinct honor of performing at the request of Frank Sinatra. In celebration of Women’s History Month, she performed with her trio on Ron Dellachiesa’s WGBH radio program “Music America.” She was a prized member of the regional jazz community, having shared the stage with artists including Dick Johnson, Herb Pomeroy, Gray Sargent, Marshall Wood, Ted Casher, Jeff Stout, Ed Saindon, and many others. Dino Govoni, Jay Azzolina, Dave Zinno, Marty Richards, Jerry Leake, and Paul Angel joined her on our Full Circle release. 
She was also a passionate educator, on the faculty of Brown University and Wheaton College.
 
We at Whaling City Sound, along with the music community, will miss Debra’s extraordinary and elegant musical voice. We mourn deeply her passing and extend our sympathy to her family and friends.
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Whaling City Sound’s Danny Bacher is “Still Happy”/Debra Mann charts with “Full Circle The music of Joni Mitchell”

Whaling City Sound celebrates release #110 today, Sept 28, 2018!  “Still Happy” by singer-saxophonist Danny Bacher

Join us at release show this Sunday (9/30) at The Cutting Room NYC

For details see https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1740946

Danny Bacher and his All-Star Band: Album Release Event "Still Happy"
Danny Bacher and his All-Star Band: Album Release Event Still Happy
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St. New York, NY
Sun, September 30, 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
$25.00 – $35.00
TICKETS

“The secret of serious fun is not to take it too seriously, especially if it involves playing jazz. 
That attitude is something that the easygoing singer and saxophonist Danny Bacher, knows in his bones.
–  The New York Times

Singer-Saxophonist

DANNY BACHER

A new voice in jazz-steps out-and man, does he swing!

(Get ready to shake your tuchas!)
Still Happy

In the meantime,

Debra Mann/Full Circle The music of Joni Mitchell is #46 on 10/1/18 Radio Chart

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Shawnn Monteiro recording with Jazz Icon Kenny Barron!

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Whaling City Sound‘s Jazz vocalist Shawnn Monteiro will be recording with long time friend, Jazz pianist and icon Kenny Barron. Both have spoken about doing something together for many years and now they are making their wishes come true. Monteiro and Barron will be at renowned Systems Two Studio, in Brooklyn, NY recording TODAY 9/22 and TOMORROW 9/23. Rounding out the trio with Kenny are Nat Reeves on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums.

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