(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston presents Débo Ray, singer-songwriter, in a streaming concert on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 8pm ET as part of the “Celebrity Series at Home” Neighborhood Arts Community Concerts virtual concert series. As a founding member of Neighborhood Arts ensemble Women of the World, Débo believes that music has the power to transport us to another time and place. She harnesses that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Watch her concert from her home studio where she shares songs, stories, and words of encouragement.
Tickets for the digital concert are free with RSVP and are available online at celebrityseries.org/productions/debo-ray-singer-songwriter. To browse the entire “Celebrity Series at Home” series and learn more about all of the free and paid performances, visit: celebrityseries.org/athome.
Program to be announced during the live stream.
About Débo Ray:
Débo Ray is a leading vocalist in Boston and New York’s elite jazz and world music circles. A composer at heart, Débo has the ability to work as a musician thinking forward, while maintaining terrific focus on the sound being made in the present. She takes influences from her predecessors as well as from her international tours to create a sound that feels both relatable and universal. After graduating from Berklee College of Music is 2013, Débo has made a name for herself as a musician who blends theory with emotion in her performances.
Débo is also a spirited and cooperative collaborator, having shared stages with multiple Grammy award winners such as Bobby McFerrin, Esperanza Spalding, Antonio Sanchez, and Terri Lyne Carrington. She is featured in Carrington’s latest project, Social Science, which features other prolific musicians Aaron Parks and Matt Stevens, as well as Esperanza Spalding and Marcus Jamal Warner, among many others. Debo is also well known as a featured vocalist and music director of the award winning, critically acclaimed group, Women of the World, who regularly tours internationally and has performed on such stages as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Newport Jazz Festival.
Débo Ray is uniquely attuned to the ways in which the voice can be used to elevate musical experiences beyond music theory and has the ability to bring about a more creative, and more exciting music force in her music. It is her mission to spread the joy of music without compromising skill and musical nuance.
About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. The Series has been bringing the very best performers–from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more–to Boston’s major concert halls for 81 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience—on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods–everywhere.
Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2020-21 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger, and to the many individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose generosity supports Arts for All! and help fulfill our mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. Individual and Institutional supporters include the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative, Leslie & Howard Appleby, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, The Catered Affair, Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Coxe, Amy & Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., First Republic Bank, Foley & Lardner LLP, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, George & Lizbeth Krupp, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Outside the Box: A Production of the Boston Arts Summer Institute, Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation, Royal Little Family Foundation, Stifler Family Foundation, Anonymous, and many others.
Arts for All! programs are also made possible by support from the LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds of the Celebrity Series of Boston.