JAZZ ARTIST DEBORAH SILVER TALKS NEW ALBUM, THE GOLD STANDARDS
Vocalist Deborah Silver is one of the finest talents seen in quite some time delivering incredible renditions of the treasured songs from the Great American Songbook. Hailing from the birthplace of the blues, Mississippi, Deborah Silver is a natural born entertainer, best expressed by critic Will Friedwald (Wall Street Journal) stating "I was pulled in by the personality, the charisma -- the life force. Deborah is a miraculously three-dimensional performer, which is to say that she hardly sings every song the same way, but there's an engaging upbeat quality in everything she sings."
On her latest album, The Gold Standards, produced by Grammy-winning producer Steve Tyrell and Jon Allen, with musical direction by two-time Grammy-winning arranger Alan Broadbent, Deborah Silver transports listeners to an era of sophistication and grace. Silver's "jewel of a new album" includes a duet with the iconic Jack Jones on an addicting version of "I've Got a Crush on You" and "The Glory of Love," featuring jazz diva Ann Hampton Callaway.
LegendsRadio.com and The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook awarded Deborah Silver the Legend to Be Award for Album of the Year by a newcomer.
Whether singing a sultry ballad or belting out a vocal that physically defies the small package it's coming from, Deborah blends the Great American Songbook with Jazz and Blues gems, Country and Pop hits and Broadway favorites, delighting audiences nationwide from playing at Feinstein's/54 Below and Jazz at Lincoln Center in NY to music festivals nationwide.
Deborah has had the honor of touring with the Bob Hope USO Tour as her way of giving back to our nation's armed forces fighting abroad. Known for her benefit concerts and widespread philanthropy in support of many charitable organizations, Deborah will be donating 100% of all net proceeds from her newest album.s release day sales on Sept 16th, 2016 to research a cure for ALS in honor of her sister who is battling the disease.
Inspired by her sister battling Lou Gehrig's Disease to help all ALS patients and their families, Deborah Silver and her daughter, Madison, founded slamALS.org earlier this year to SLAM the door on ALS forever.
In connection with the 50th anniversary of the unexpected hit series "Gilligan's Island," Dawn (who portrayed the lovable farm girl next door, Mary Ann Sommers), has released "A Guide To Life: What Would Mary Ann Do?" through Taylor Trade Publishing and Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.
Dawn writes about the meaning of the Mary Ann character and observes the cultural shifts that have occurred since she was on the island. From the get-go, the Mary Ann character was different. She wasn't a Hollywood creation. She was molded by Dawn, from Dawn. The Character that was originally listed as "And the rest" on the credits became the fan favorite, garnering more fan mail that even the title character. With over 150,000 fans on her FaceBook page and fan clubs across the U.S., her following has remained faithful.
Dawn says that Mary Ann fits today just as she fit two generations ago, because she is timeless. In a world where the industry and society has been celebrating their "Bad girls," Mary Ann continues to be, for many, the breathe of fresh air as the “Good Girl.” Pop culture is too powerful and too pervasive to be controlled by parents, siblings or colleagues. It can be confused with reality. This leaves young people in a vulnerable position - they have to make decisions that are normally beyond their maturity. Dawn discusses decisions we make in life and even goes straight to the BIG DECISION and delivers her concept of the meaning of sex. In a world of participation trophies, easy praise, and entitlement attitudes, how do you define achievement? Dawn describes it as a journey of failure and learning and tenacity that requires a constant personal re-examination of what success really means.