Debbie Pierce

Debbie Pierce

 West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
BandJazzFunk

Biography

DEBBIE PIERCE TRIO
Debbie Pierce:Sax/Flute/Vocals
Giuseppe Pucci:Drums
Paul Banman:Keyboards

Multi-instrumentalist Debbie Pierce has been playing piano, saxophone, flute and singing in South Florida for over 20 years. She started her musical life studying piano at the age of 7 from Kathryn K Hyde. Clarinet, Saxophone and Vocal studies soon followed with such teachers as Mildred Snyder, Bill Prince and Chuck Mahronic.
She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts degree from Florida Altantic University.An early interest in jazz and classical music, as well as the influence of Latin sounds absorbed from her life in South Florida, has led to the varied and eclectic musical vision.
A professional musician by the age of 16, she has shared the stage with such performers as .... The Drifters, Doc Sevirensen, Robert Goulet, Nancy Wilson, and Eddie Money. You might have seen her at Mar-A-Lago, all South Florida Ritz Carlton's, The Breaker's Resort, The Biltmore Hotel, B'nai Israel, Beth Torah, The Polo Club...the list goes on to reflect a varied and successful career. Not confined to South Florida, she has performed all over the eastern United States and Caribbean...from The Berkshires, New York City, Cape Cod and Houston,Tx to Marsh Harbor, Bahamas and Panama City, Panama.

Giuseppe Pucci was born in Italy. He started playing piano at the age of six to move on to drums when he was seventeen and has been playing drums for more than thirty years . He has studied under some of the most accomplished teachers in Europe and the United States ....Since moving to New York in 1998 he has been performing various styles including: jazz, fusion, funk, soul , R'n' B,worked as a professional drummer in New York City. He has performed in Steven Scott Productions and Vincent Paul Orchestras and RDG Music wedding bands, the Scott Wolfson Band and David Kovins Quartet. His playing has taken him to some of the most famous venues in New York City: Elbow Room, CB's Gallery, Lion's Den, Kenny's Castaways, Baggot Inn, and the Kavehaz to name a few. .... In Dec.'09 he moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he quickly established himself by performing in South Florida with top musicians and artists such as Mike Orta ( teacher of piano at Florida International University ) , Nicky Orta ( teacher of bass at University of Miami ),singers Debbie Pierce, Nicole Yarling, bass greats Jamie Ousley.In the summer 2011 together with notable musicians Rick Doll on bass and Jeff PAdowitz on piano he recorded Rita Di Dominic' s latest jazz album . Giuseppe performs regularly with several jazz, blues and R'n'B bands and artists and is currently one of Elite Music Instruction School of Music 's drum instructors.

Paul Banman - producer, music director and keyboardist, a native of the state of Kansas, has performed with legendary jazz artists Pete Minger-trumpet, Othello Molineaux-steel pan, and Jerry Hahn-guitarist in his career. He toured internationally with "The Lettermen", played Swiss resorts with the "BB White Group", as well as performing numerous national and local dates as musical director with "Robin Avery & The Avery/Banman Project," including concert opening act for Bruce Hornsby at SunFest. Paul has performed extensively in South Florida in concerts, clubs, and for corporate events for the past 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Music Composition) Degree from Wichita State University, did Graduate Studies in Jazz Performance at the University of Miami, and is a member of ASCAP. Production credits include 2012 release Love Me Now - Bickley Rivera, August 2008 release Light TheWay - RobinAvery,and 2005 release TheWayYou Hold Me - RobinAvery. Paul counts as his major musical influences Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, George Duke, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Olivier Messiaen, and Bela Bartok.

Set List

Corcovado
Summertime
Ipanema
All of Me
What a Wonderful World
Fly me to the Moon
Blue Skies
Sir Duke
Agua de Berer
Manha De Carnaval
Triste
Wave
Rio
Oye Como Va
Someday My Prince
And I Love Her
Moondance
Fever
I'm beginning to See the Light
Cry Me a River
Almost like being in Love
L-O-V-E
Smooth Operator
'S Wonderful
The very Thought of You
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
All the Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Morning Dance
Meditation
Watermelon Man
Mr. Magic
Comin' Home
Soon
Breezin'
Europa
Georgia
Killer Joe
Masquerade
Pick Up the Pieces
Sweet Love
Mercy, Mercy,Mercy
What You Won't Do
Just the Two of Us
Lush LIfe
A Night in Tunisia
Waters of March
Jump JIve and Wail
In the Mood
I Can't get Started
In a Sentimental Mood
Little Sunflower
Take Five
Cut the Cake
Harlem Nocturne
Tequila
Someone to Watch Over Me
I've Got the World on a String
Cantaloupe Island
St Thomas
Fantasy