Debbie Duncan has earned her nickname, “The First Lady of Song.” Superb on funky upbeat workouts, tender ballads and all kinds of jazz numbers, Duncan energizes the ordinary and puts her stamp on everything she does. Her strong love of folk, classical, and gospel music has given her the ability to blur the lines between jazz and popular music, and to sing with a rare level of emotional conviction that draws the audience into the heart of a song. She can move from a whisper to a fever pitch in the breath of a phrase and testify in a way that commands the listener’s rapt attention. Duncan’s rare combination of personality and vocal talent has earned her an impressive collection of awards, including; Best Female Jazz Vocalist, Best Jazz Vocalist, Best Female Performer, Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz CD: Minnesota Music Awards; Best Female Jazz Vocalist: Minnesota Black Music Awards.
The hottest little jazz club around is GPAC’s Jazz in the Box! Featuring both new and well-established artists, Jazz in the Box gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with live jazz. Cabaret seating and drinks for purchase make this a perfect way to kick off your weekend.
Each show in the Jazz in the Box series features two performances. One at 7:00PM and the other at 8:30PM unless otherwise noted.