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Debra Kreisberg

Debra Kreisberg

Biography

Saxophonist/clarinetist Debra Kreisberg performs and records with the Latin-jazz ensemble Los Mas Valientes, and the klezmer ensembles Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos, with whom she has toured in the U.S., Canada and in Europe. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Manhattan School of Music, she leads The Highliners Jazz Quintet, and is a member of the Latin-jazz big band Bronx Conexión, led by master percussionist/composer Victor Rendón. Debra has performed with renowned singer-songwriters Natalie Merchant and Jill Sobule; jazz luminaries Paquito D'Rivera, Harvie S, and Sheryl Bailey; and in the world premiere of Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Her playing and compositions have been heard on WBGO, CBS Sunday Morning, and Showtime. Debra is a woodwind teaching artist with Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, and serves on the faculties of Trinity School and The Brearley School.

Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • LA/Southern California
  • Northern California

Expertise

  • Songwriter
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

Instruments

  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone

Software

  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • BMI

Pronouns

  • She/Her