CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR
SUR L'INSTANT

The directness of Latz’s delivery is a matter of wised-up, mature consolation, the honesty of shared confidence.
— Jon Garelick, DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE, 4 STARS
Latz is the real deal and you ought to discover her.
— George Fendel, JAZZ SOCIETY OF OREGON
Latz sings closely to the listener and gives the words weight.
— Robert D. Rusch, CADENCE
Latz, singing at her peak...
— Marcia Hillman, THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD
Latz displays the expressive depth and masterful interpretive skills that mark her as one of the most gifted singers of her generation.
— Steve Futterman, writer for THE NEW YORKER
Latz is emboldening her signature and making a splash, again!
— D. Oscar Groomes, O's PLACE JAZZ NEWSLETTER
Deborah’s voice is enchanting! “sur l’instant” is my ‘go to’ album, I LOVE it!
— Louie B. Free, Brainfood from the Heartland Radio Show
...our singer is in very good voice, showing a subtle sense of swing with just the right amount of scat...
— Ann Alex, BE BOP SPOKEN HERE
Deborah has a clear voice and perfect pitch and when combined with her sensitivity and interpretive skills makes her a major-league Jazz vocal star!
— Robert Nicosia, MUSIC MAN BLOG

Critical Acclaim for
Fig Tree

Deborah is a beautiful singer and a great talent. Fig Tree is wonderful. Really wonderful!
— Sheila Jordan, 2012 NEA Jazz Master
Deborah’s vocal control and flexibility is not just on display for itself. Her voice is her instrument. Deborah is not just a singer. She is a true performer. Spend an hour or two at a performance or listening to her albums and be taken away. 5 STARS
— Kelly Koenig, EXAMINER.COM
...Latz demonstrates an outstanding range of technique and creative musicality that places her at the forefront of jazz today.
— Scott Yanow, FIG TREE Liner Notes
...Latz takes it over the top giving hipsters a few lessons on what is really hip...
— Chris Spector, MIDWEST RECORD
As lucid as it is breathtaking, it is music of the sort that happens when the best companions get together.
— Andrew Vélez, NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD
Singing slow is one of the most challenging things for a singer to do. Latz is in there with the best of them: Horn and Rebecca Parris.
— C. Michael Bailey, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Latz is right there among the higher echelon of jazz singers. She means it and you can hear it.
— George Fendel, JAZZSCENE
She is accomplished in the fullest meaning of the word: highly trained, skillful, finished, complete, polished, refined, realized. Deborah Latz has something to say and she has the talent and the ability to say it.
— Steven A. Cerra, JAZZ PROFILES
Latz makes me believe in the art of the female vocalist again. A superior performance!
— Brent Black, CRITICAL JAZZ
...indulge yourself with this fresh jazz voice. ...Ms. Latz is spot on.
— Patricia Herlevi, THE WHOLE MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Deborah Latz has one of those voices you could listen to for breakfast, for lunch and for dinner. “Fig Tree” is her latest gift to the jazz world.
— Charles L. Latimer, IDIGJAZZ BLOGSPOT
The song list sounds ordinary but the delivery is exquisite!
— D. Oscar Groomes, O’S PLACE JAZZ MAGAZINE *FAVORITES 5/5 performance
She is my favorite new singer!
— John Hammel, HOME GROWN RADIO NJ
I haven’t heard this singer before, but I was impressed by this, her [Latz’] third album. She has a distinctive voice, tremendous control and a wide range of dynamics..
— Peter Bevan, THE NORTHERN ECHO
From the opening track, Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” Deborah Latz makes clear that even the most familiar tunes are fair game for radical reinterpretation.
— Barry Bassis, EPOCH TIMES
Of the 14 tracks, it was the album lead, “Fig Tree”, that won my vote for favorite… superb jazz with class, to be sure!
— Rotcod Zzaj, IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION
This stripped down arrangement [“Embraceable You”] highlights Latz’s heartfelt interpretation of the lyric, as well as the purity of her tone and fine vocal control.
— Debra M., BEBOP SPOKEN HERE
Deborah’s vocal sound is light, delicate, yet her interpretation of lyrics is profound.
— Bruce Crowther, JAZZ MOSTLY
...her rendition of “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” I was noticing something else: the bell-like clarity of her voice and her impeccably reliable intonation.
— Rick Anderson, CD HOTLIST
Latz’s “Fig Tree” is a straight-ahead, no-fooling jazz album...
— Bob Karlovits, TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH

Critical Acclaim for Lifeline

Pleasing vibe…smiling, easy “Waltz for Debby”…”I Didn’t Know” hits glory strides à lá Carla White. Latz’s fine feel for French lends some tunes an Edith Piaf-like quick vibrato and brittle grace…
— Fred Bouchard, DOWNBEAT
Ms. Latz has such flawless control of her fluid soprano that she is able to weave melodic variations on songs such as “Get Along,” “Sounds,” and-yes!-even “Favorite Things,” and do so with such incredibly natural ease...
— Alan Bargebuhr, CADENCE
When it comes to singing at very slow tempos, few are in Deborah Latz’s league... She knows just how to take her time... Lifeline is a gem well worth hearing several times.
— Scott Yanow, L.A. JAZZ SCENE
...Latz’s poignant vocals pull everything together. She draws out the melodies, making each note count ... one of the finest balladeers...
— Kyle O’Brien, JAZZ SOCIETY OF OREGON
Deborah Latz is a bold singer with a strong sense of her own musical identity. So sure-footed is she that it’s hard to imagine her needing a lifeline - she’s more the type to throw one to the sinking.
— Suzanne Lorge, NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD (concert review)
Deborah, just where have you been all my life?” “...I just can’t take it [Lifeline] off my player.
— Dan Singer, columnist for ENGLAND'S, IN TUNE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE
This is jazz with a feminine touch...Deborah Latz leads this band of outstanding musicians to realize her unique artistic view. The highlights are many...in a CD [Lifeline] coherent from beginning to end. 4 STARS
— Vittorio Lo Conte, ALLABOUTJAZZ-ITALIA
After hearing the opening cut, which features tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, I wondered how she could top it. But she did. Deborah’s singing of “My Favorite Things” is in the same class as John Coltrane’s instrumental version of the same composition. I hadn’t heard this lady until I played ‘Lifeline,’ but I’m now an ardent fan.
— Steve Emerine, of the ARIZONA DAILY STAR
[on] the swinging Witchcraft...Latz belts out the lyrics in a fashion that The Chairman of the Board would be proud of.
— Edward Blanco, EJAZZNEWS.COM
Deborah Latz covers a startling range of moods and emotions…[the three songs done in French] are instantly romantic aphrodisiacs. Pleasure upon multiple pleasure!
— Bob Morello, BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, Facts on Wax
Deborah Latz... is a seasoned veteran when it comes to creative expression and musical performance...There is an undeniably unique quality to Latz’ approach to jazz standards...
— Dave Miele, JAZZIMPROV.COM
Deborah Latz offers a musical album of experiences and images that take the listener on a journey – haunting, spare, rambunctious, heartfelt… and deeply felt.
— Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor, ALLABOUTJAZZ-NEW YORK
Lifeline’ is destined to be one of those eternal gemstones in jazz music’s archives...
— Susan Frances, JAZZREVIEW.COM
Latz knows how to deliver the songs with a different slant... jazz vocal fans have a new star to celebrate.
— Chris Spector, MIDWEST RECORD
…Latz is the real thing. She swings, phrases well and any liberties taken are done with respect for the lyrics.
— Ray Comiskey, THE IRISH TIMES, Ireland
She is one of those relatively few singers who expresses the emotion of the lyric with style and sensitivity.
— George Fendel, JAZZ SOCIETY OF OREGON
...jazz is clearly her first tongue... she wraps you in the deep, rich tones that come lilting from her so easily...it was her original, “Jump In” that turned out to be my favorite cut... It is just vibrant, full of life and lyrically about as jazzy as I’ve heard in the last 5 years from a female jazz singer.
— Rotcod Zzaj, IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION, Issue # 88

Critical Acclaim for Toward Love

Toward Love Featured on CBC Radio Two
— After Hours Program January 2006
...a sensibility that incites a lyric with her innate dramatic instincts... Strikes just the right note of coy mischievousness...
— Alan Bargebuhr, CADENCE
Her voice rings with a fetching richness…. A marvelous vocal effort, beginning to end. I’m bewitched.
— Dan McClenaghan, ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM
Toward Love is a fabulous album. I love it!
— Dominick Dunne, writer for VANITY FAIR
Deborah [Latz] has one of the BEST new voices I’ve heard in a LONG time. Her phrasing and unique style is simply... elegant and versatile and spunky!
— Jan Jenson, JAZZ NOW
A sure-footed singer possessing a mature sound and an attractive, lived-in voice…
— Andrew Rowan, NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD
…Miss Latz is a passionate songstress... a delicate and intelligent style... Enough said, we have found a jazz vocalist of the highest quality...
— Eric Boisson, ERICNROLL.COM, France
Folks who remember Deborah Latz’s wonderful one-woman show ‘Travels with Ma Own Self’ won’t be surprised by her evolution into a jazz singer. Better than that, her crisp, soulful voice has finally been captured on CD with ‘Toward Love’ ...
— BACKSTAGE.COM
She [Deborah Latz] will be able to arouse that special feeling in the listener that he is hearing something familiar, yet at the same time, something entirely new and unknown.
— Mate J. Gyorgy, FIDELIO ONLINE, JAZZ ALBUM OF THE WEEK, Hungary