Debra Kreisberg

Saxophonist/clarinetist Debra Kreisberg performs and records with the New York City-based Latin-jazz ensemble Los Mas Valientes, and the award-winning klezmer ensembles Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos, with whom she has toured in the U.S., Canada and in Europe. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music with an MM in jazz performance from Manhattan School of Music, she is the leader of The Highliners Jazz Quintet, and is a member of the Latin-jazz quintet Esencia and the Latin-jazz big band, Bronx Conexión, led by master percussionist/composer Victor Rendón. Debra has performed with renowned singer-songwriters Natalie Merchant and Jill Sobule; jazz luminaries Harvie S, Chuck Redd and Sheryl Bailey; and in the world premiere of Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music at St. Ann's Warehouse. Her playing and compositions have been heard on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN Worldbeat, WBGO, SiriusXM Radio and Showtime. Debra is honored to be a woodwind teaching artist with 92nd Street Y, Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, and to serve on the faculties of Bronx House School for Performing Arts and Trinity School in Manhattan.