Debórah Bond shares stage with SuperBlue ft, Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter 9.24.23
Who: SuperBlue: Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter, Deborah Bond
Where: The Hamilton Live Washington, DC
When: Sunday, Sep 24, 2023
Doors: 6:30 PM | Show: 7:30 PM
Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter
GRAMMY® Award-winner Kurt Elling is without question today’s preeminent male jazz vocalist, renowned worldwide for his unparalleled virtuosity and flair for trailblazing artistic exploration. From his stunning reinvention of timeless standards to his exquisite original songcraft, the Chicago-based musician has fused his dazzling talents across various musical approaches, emblazoning each with signature imagination, insight, and emotional intelligence.
Where many male jazz vocalists at this stage in a much-vaunted career have stuck to the tried and true, Elling is growing more ambitious and experimental over time, a tendency evidenced by his stunning new LP, SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree. The follow-up to 2021’s remarkable SuperBlue, the album once again sees Elling joining forces with producer/guitarist Charlie Hunter and multi-instrumentalist duo drummer Corey Fonville and bassist-keyboardist DJ Harrison for a kaleidoscopic collection of new songs, surprising covers, and dynamic reinventions.
Launching from her longtime home base of Washington, D.C., and taking a flight to the rest of the world, Debórah Bond has become an integral part of the fabric of the worldwide indie-soul scene. She formed a life-changing partnership with Third Logic production team, comprised of bandmates and songwriting partners Robbie McDonald, Aaron “Funky Chuck” Evans, and Kinard Cherry. This partnership yielded two studio albums: DayAfter (2003) and the critically acclaimed follow-up Madam Palindrome (2011). Playing for eager and excited audiences, she headlined packed houses around the U.S. and E.U., including Warner Theater, 9:30 Club, Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Blues Alley, Blue Note NYC, Cobb Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, and Jazz Café in London. 2015 she headlined a four-week international residency for Jazz At Lincoln Center in Doha.
In addition to her career as a performing artist, she’s a pillar of the D.C. music community, having served six (6) terms as D.C. GRAMMY Chapter Governor and recently being elected back to the board for a 7th time (2021-2022). A highly in-demand studio and supporting vocalist, she’s spent the last six years touring and recording with legendary U.K. soul/r&b band Incognito. Debórah has also performed/recorded with The Foreign Exchange, Zo!, Ledisi, Melba Moore, Frank McComb, and the late acid jazz legend Ronnie Jordan, among others. Her journey in music thus far has helped her to cultivate a long-standing, loyal audience that has been eagerly anticipating new music, which she delivered, “Compass: I,” released on Mar 5, 2021. The new album she executive produced landed at #10 on the iTunes R&B charts on release day and continues to make waves to date.