Mediagenics Marketing announced today the release of the Single track entitled “Kissing You” from Urban Contemporary Jazz artist Debbie Kirkland on the Washington, DC indie record label Claranai Records.
The Single debut release of “Kissing You” is a beautifully arranged composition written by Kenny Allen that blends an impressive playing style of Urban Contemporary Jazz music. Featured on Kirkland’s upcoming Sophomore CD entitled “Coming from Blue”, set for release on September 15th, are nine beautifully crafted original tracks as well as a delightful rendition of Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady”. The recording was produced by Debbie Kirkland and the great “Jazz Guru” Al Pryor of Mack Avenue Records and is recorded with an All-Star ensemble of musicians that include percussionist Mino Cinelu(Miles Davis, George Benson, Weather Report, Wayne Shorter), bassist Clyde Bullard (Weather Girls, Martha Wash, The Gap Band,), Jazz and Funk guitarist James E. Rohlehr (Martha Reeves, Nancy Wilson, Cissy Houston), drummer Victor Jones (Stan Getz, Bill Ware, Dizzy Gillespie, Deodato), trumpeter and brother of Jazz drummer Billy, Wayne Cobham (Michael Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Deniece Williams) and keyboardist and Musical Director Preston Vismale (Harlem Gospel Choir, Carmen Lundy, Will Downing).
Debbie Kirkland has shared the stage with some of the great names in music including George Duke, Marcus Miller, Chuck Mangione, Pieces of a Dream, Lala Hathaway, Chaka Kahn and Lonnie Liston Smith. As a seasoned performer, Kirkland has appeared on BET / Black Entertainment Television’s “BET on Jazz” and has performed at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts, The East Coast Jazz Fest, the prestigious Capitol Jazz Fest at the Merriwether Post Pavilion and the renowned Washington, DC Jazz club Blues Alley.
Veteran Music Journalist, A. Scott Galloway, says “Debbie Kirkland canvases a cross section of golden era vocal jazz in all flavors and sultry smooth soul in lovely tones of crystal blue emotion – singing delicious, densely autobiographical songs of love at its ripest.”