DONNA DEUSSEN

JAZZ VOCALIST

Vocalist Donna Deussen has been a popular vocalist in Southern California for several years.  Her fresh, dynamic approach to popular, blues, Brazilian, and jazz standards makes her an in-demand artist.   

A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, she moved to Los Angeles after college, and studied privately with multi-Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton.

Some of the many venues where she has performed include: Beverly Hills Art Fair, The Lighthouse, Malibu Winery,  Cal Tech Summer Jazz Series, Tempe Arts Festival in Arizona, and countless more.  She has also worked as a session singer at several recording studios in the L.A. area, and can been heard on local radio commercials.  

High Wire” is her debut album, released in 2003, backed by a killer band of L.A.'s finest musicians: Mark Massey (p), Aldo Bentivegna (d), Anders Swanson (b), and Eric Marienthal of Chick Corea's Elektric Band on sax. 

Donna then collaborated with jazz guitarist Paul Weitz on their co-produced CD, "On The Street Where You Live."   The CD is full of unique arrangements of pop and jazz standards, and has received rave reviews and global airplay.  It features Matt Van Benschoten (b), Gus Duffy (d), Wayne Wayne (sax), and Geoff Nudell (clarinet & flute).   Renowned jazz reviewer C. Michael Bailey of All About Jazz placed "On The Street Where You Live" on his list of Best CDs of 2014.  

Donna has also performed around Southern California with acclaimed guitarist Jim Fox.

Most recently, Donna got together with renowned guitarist Tom Rizzo to record a duo album of pop and jazz covers, entitled "Weathering The Storm."