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Debra Kreisberg

New York, NY      

Saxophonist/clarinetist Debra Kreisberg performs, composes, arranges
and records with the New York City-based Latin jazz ensemble, Los Mas
Valientes and the award-winning klezmer ensembles, Metropolitan
Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos, with whom she has toured in the U.S.,
Canada and in Europe. She is the leader of two jazz projects, East Harlem
Trio, and The Highliners Jazz Quintet, and is a member of the Latin-jazz
quintet Esencia and the Latin-jazz big band, Bronx Conexión, led by
master percussionist/composer Victor Rendón.

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a masters in jazz
performance from Manhattan School of Music, Debra has performed
with renowned singer-songwriters Natalie Merchant, Jill Sobule and
Rachelle Garniez; jazz luminaries Harvie S, Chuck Redd, Sheryl Bailey
and Tommy Campbell; the Rochester Philharmonic; the world-blues
project Hazmat Modine; and Taylor Mac in the world premiere of Taylor
Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Her
playing and compositions have been heard on CBS Sunday Morning,
CNN Worldbeat, WBGO, SiriusXM Radio, Ebru TV’s Rhythm and Roots
and on Showtime’s The L Word.

An equally accomplished educator, Debra is a teaching artist with Arturo
O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Alliance and 92nd Street Y, and serves on the
faculty of Bronx House School for Performing Arts and Trinity School.
Debra previously served for eight years as Managing Director of
Educational Outreach in the Arts at 92nd Street Y, developing and
implementing arts programming for New York City public schools.


Original jazz-klezmer piece performed by Isle of Klezbos at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. The piece alternates between a jazz 3/4 and traditional klezmer “hora” feel. Composer and Alto Saxophone: Debra Kreisberg

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You’ll Never Know

Jazz ballad-bolero performed by Bronx Conexión Latin Jazz Big Band at the Johnny Pacheco Latin and Jazz Festival at Lehman College. Debra Kreisberg, Alto Saxophone; Rick Faulkner, Composer.

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Uncle Moses Wedding Dance

Traditional, rollicking klezmer performed by Isle of Klezbos, live at Joe’s Pub. Debra Kreisberg, Clarinet.

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