Music, Music, Music

As I look forward to the week ahead of me I am amazed at what I get to do for a living!

Performing the music of other composers (in their ensembles) is one of the perks of being a musician.


Music & Skiing & Opportunities

Happy New Year!!!

2017 brings some interesting music, some skiing, some travel, and other opportunities with it for me.

I am starting my second season as a part-time ski instructor - for me skiing is very much like music.




Hey everyone,

A few thoughts the day before my final rehearsal with my band for the upcoming gig at The Tea Lounge (see Calendar listing for the details).

The process of rehearsing is different with every band that I play…


Thankful thoughts - The real joy of writing music...

Ah yes… the real joy of writing music… finishing a new piece and getting to hear it for the first time!

Had a wonderful rehearsal with my big band last Friday and it was nice to hear what I have…


Fall news

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone's summer has been going well. I was out in the southwest, connecting with some wonderful local musicians in Phoenix while working on the family home with my sister. Then had a bit of a "road trip,"…


Tomorrow night!

Hey Everyone,

Just a few thoughts here...

All the rehearsals are done, the new piece is finished, and the gig is tomorrow night!

How's that for a few thoughts, ha!

The band sounds wonderful and I am truly blessed that…


Happy Holidays! Up next... the big band!

Happy Holidays everyone!

I am back in the large ensemble writing groove and have booked the first concert gig for my jazz orchestra in March 2012. (See calendar for details). Maybe it was my Jazz Arranging students at WCSU that…


It's been awhile...

Hey Everybody!

Slowly updating this website... more to come.

Recent news is about the upcoming gig I have on Tuesday, July 26th with my Trio - featuring Ratzo Harris on Bass & Eric Halvorson on Drums. (for more info check…


Summer news

Hey Everyone It's been a busy Spring semester for me with my teaching work for WCSU, MSJA, NY Pops, and in my private studio. All in all, very inspiring to work with these wonderful young musicians! Onward...…


Happy New Year!

Some news for the new year For those of you who are fans of the Jamie Begian band, the concert that was scheduled on Jan. 23rd was cancelled by the venue. Jamie tells us that we will be performing…


Happy Holidays!

Hello again, Just wanted to say that I wish everyone a very happy holiday season. and... an abundance of peace, joy, health, prosperity and lots of music!!! All the best, deborah