Chart-Topping Jazz Vocalist Deborah Silver Reveals Her Greatest Influences (via Parade)

Jazz vocalist Deborah Silver has a lot to sing about this year. She’s doing what she loves AND her debut album The Gold Standards hit Billboard charts at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Traditional Jazz Album Chart and on Billboard’s Heatseeker Album Chart. I caught up with the singer to find out more….

What inspired you to focus on the American Songbook for your debut album?

These are the songs that have endured over time and can fit in any era, as proven over and over again. They are classics and I feel they have earned their due.

All of the tracks are beautiful tributes to the classics we have come to know. Are there any that have extra special meaning for you?

Well, ‘I’ve Got a Crush on You’ was my first recorded duet, and I got to record it with the legendary Jack Jones! ‘The Glory of Love’, featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, is very special to me due to the very simple meaning of the song. ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’ has always been my favorite song, so that one was a must, but every one of these songs is hopefully somebody’s favorite.

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