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It's festival season and new gigs are popping up like so many seedlings.
Come see Debbie every Thursday and Friday through the end of June (at least) in the Puccini Bar at the Four Points Sheraton in The French Quarter. Located on the corner of Bourbon St and Toulouse St in the very heart of the French Quarter, this was the location of North America's very first opera house. The legacy of live music continues today with Debbie and Josh Paxton on their beautiful baby grand.  Come for a drink with friends after work or before a night on the town. No cover, no reservations and they'll even validate your valet parking!

Brunch is back at the Marigny Brasserie on Sundays! Day drinking, eggs and music from 11-2 at the corner of Frenchmen and Royal. Debbie and Josh will enable your day drinking by whatever means necessary ... because brunch without booze is just a very sad breakfast.

photo by Zack Smith

photo by Zack Smith

"Debbie Davis is generally recognized as possessing one of the most beautiful voices in a city filled with talented singers. Her warm, full voice illuminates the nooks and crannies of these songs with an emotional resonance that reminds listeners of such mistresses of restrained passion as Astrud Gilberto and Betty Carter. She’s also capable of letting that big voice carry her into mainstream pop territory, where her saucy delivery is more reminiscent of numerous big band vocalists and the great Cass Elliot. Every gesture is priceless."

John Swenson, Offbeat Magazine.

photo by Zack Smith

photo by Zack Smith

Upcoming shows

Previous events

Apr12

The Pfister Sisters at French Quarter Festival

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Jackson Square in the French Quarter

The biggest free music festival in North America has asked us back for our 11th consecutive year! We're thrilled to be in Jackson Square again and look forward to great weather, wonderful people and making music with some of the best musicians in town. Joining us will be Jim Markway, Gerald French, Tom Fischer and, as ever, the unflappable Amasa Miller.

FREE Age limit: All ages

Apr6

Pfister Sisters at Melange

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Melange, 2106 Chartres St (at Frenchmen St.), New Orleans , LA

Our first evening engagement at the newest establishment on (or just off) Frenchmen Street!  Come on out for drinks and music, bring your friends and show them they did the right thing by hiring us. 

Age limit: All ages

Apr6

Happy Hour Duo at Three Muses with TOM HOOK!

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Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA

 Tom Hook and I try to work together all the time. "Try" is the operative word. If we're lucky, we actually succeed once a year. Well, this is our once-a-year-day! Come hear some standards, boogie woogie, Randy Newman, shoot, maybe we'll pull some of our Louis Prima/Keely Smith stuff out of the vaults. Who knows?! It's our once a year day, anything can happen!

Age limit: All ages

Apr5

Matt Perrine at Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, 626 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA

 One of New Orleans most heralded multi-intrumentalists, arrangers, composers and producers (also my husband) is presenting a night of jazz standards on the tuba. Joining him will be the one and only Don Vappie and Paul Thibideaux. I'll be joining in as the featured vocalists singing material spanning from traditional jazz, standards, calypso and blues. It's an honor to perform at Snug Harbor which has been New Orleans' premier jazz venue for over 20 years. Come join us for a special night of music.

$15.00 Age limit: All ages

Apr5

Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show

Thursdays At Twilight Garden Concert Series - City Park Pavillion of Two Sisters, New Orleans , LA

 Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and food available for purchase, no outside food and drink or pets allowed.
Seating is limited to 400 people per performance.

$8 for adults, $3 for children 5-12, free for children under 5 Age limit: All ages

Apr1

Pfister Sisters at Melange - BRUNCH!!

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Melange, 2106 Chartres St (at Frenchmen St.), New Orleans , LA

 Our first brunch in a LOoooOOng time! Come join us in the newest venue on Frenchmen Street for the best meal of the week! It's breakfast with liquor; everybody wins!

Age limit: All ages

Mar31

Girl Jam New Orleans

Old US Mint Jazz Theater, 400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA

Live music by Ben Polcer and featuring a diverse group of local New Orleans vocalists - Miss Sophie Lee, Meschiya Lake, Debbie Davis, Kristina Morales, Sarah Peterson and many more TBA. Plus local lady traditional jazz & swing DJs during band breaks, an All-Girl Solo Charleston Dance Contest, raffle prizes, and open social dancing on a smooth wood floor.

Age limit: All ages

Mar24

Debbie Davis trio at Three Muses with Alex McMurray and Tom McDermott

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Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA

We will be doing songs from my new record and whatever else we feel like. It could be anything. You can't miss that, can you?


FREE but drink and tip, dammit. Age limit: All ages

Mar16

Pfister Pfriday Happy Hour at Chickie Wah Wah

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Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

 

Age limit: All ages

Mar10

Bustout Burlesque at House of Blues

House Of Blues, Decatur Stree, New Orleans, LA

 

Age limit: All ages

Feb17

Happy Hour Duo

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Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA

 

Age limit: All ages

Feb4

The Pfister Sisters

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Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA

Cocktails, tapas, cleavage and music. Yeah, there's no way to over sell this.

no cover Age limit: All ages

Feb3

Pfister Pfriday Happy Hour

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Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

 

FREE but drink and tip, dammit. Age limit: All ages

Feb3

Happy Hour Duo with Josh Paxton

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Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA

 Josh Paxton and I will be nyucking it up once again, playing what we please or what your ask for. Grease our palms with a dix and you'll ba amazed what we come up with. Why, in the last several gigs we've honored requests from Randy Newman to Bette Midler to the Velvet Underground. It's our philosophy that everyone can be bought: we just happen to know what our price is and, in the big scheme of things, it's pretty reasonable. Imagine what we'd do for $20! Cross our palm with an Andrew Jackson and make outlandish demands.

Age limit: All ages

Jan21

Michael Cerveris: An Idea of South

Jazz at Lincoln Center at the Allen Room, 5th Floor, Time Warner Center, Broadway & 60th St. (Columbus Circle), New York, NY

 Part of the American Songbook Series. Michael Cerveris is a Tony Winning actor and singer whose Boradway credits include Tommy in the Who's Tommy, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Sweeny Todd in the 2007 revival of Sweeny Todd and the upcoming revival of Evita as Juan Peron.

The evening will include Broadway selections as well as an eclectic mix of folk, jazz and traditional American songs. It's a once in a lifetime evening for audience and band members alike.

Age limit: All ages

Jan14

Nine Lives - A New Orleans musical

Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, New Orleans, LA

A live performance of the music inpired by and based on Dan Baum's bestselling novel of the same name. Cast and band members include
Paul Sanchez, Alex McMurray, Matt Perrine, Eric Bolivar, Bryan Batt, Harry Shearer, Arsene DeLay, Tara Brewer, Vatican Lokey, Vance Vaucresson, Jesse Moore, and Tony Award Winner, Michael Cerveris.

Age limit: All ages

Jan13

Happy Hour with the Pfister Sisters

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Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

 We drink. You drink. We sing. You like it. Pretty simple, really.

no cover, tip your conscience Age limit: All ages

Jan6

Burlesque Ballroom 'round Midnite with Trixie Minx and friends

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta

 

no cover, reservations suggested Age limit: All ages

Jan6

Happy Hour Duo with Josh Paxton

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Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA

 2 hours of high heels, dirty jokes, pathos and gin. And music. 

no cover Age limit: All ages

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** Oh Crap, It's Christmas returns in 2017! Mark your calendars, folks! We return to Cafe Istanbul on December 17 with another roster of great performers to help get you into the holiday spirit. Tickets are on sale now! We are also partnering with local businesses again this year with sponsorship opportunities to fit nearly every budget and business. Want to sponsor the show?  We'd love to promote your business.

*** The Jingle Belles return to SoBou for holiday lunches in December. Come join us in the heart of the French Quarter for lunch, $.25 martinis and holiday harmony. We love playing private parties and events, too. If you want to hear us, we want to hear from you!

* Debbie and Josh hit the road in October for a north-east run, performing every where from opulent private homes to hole-in-the-wall bars. Whisky pours the same in any room. Have a look at the tour dates and come see us when we're in your town.

It's going to be a busy spring! 

I'm so proud to announce that Josh Paxton and I have finished our new CD, "Vices and Virtues - a live record". CDs and digital downloads are available now at the STORE. 

Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers had a great show at French Quarter Festival at the beautiful Palm Court Jazz Cafe. Special guest, David Silverman on sousaphone, was the icing on the cake.  Missed it? Have a look at a video from the show! 


Jazz Fest is a busy time in New Orleans, even if you never make it to the fairgrounds. Too many gigs to list here but, suffice it to say, there's a lot of music to hear and only 11 days to do it in. A notable item on this list is a special secret show with Josh Paxton at the (looks right, looks left, moves closer) Silky Satin Lounge (aka Tom McDermott's house) on Monday May1. Tickets are very limited for this intimate performance local. A donation of $20 is suggested. 

Last but hardly least, Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers will be making our band debut at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival this year. We are honored to be the closing act on the Economy Hall Stage on Saturday, May 6 at 5:35.

Visit the CALENDAR page regularly and get on the mailing list to stay up to date on all the goings on going on.

Oh Crap, It’s Christmas! - a Holiday Musical Spectacular” returns to Cafe Istanbul in 2016 for a one-night-only performance featuring an all star band, holiday music ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous and a slew of special guests. 
 

Debbie leads the way with a band featuring Alex McMurray, guitar; Josh Paxton, piano; Sam Craft, violin (Alexis and the Samurai); Jack Craft, cello (Sweet Crude); Andre Bohren, drums and piano (Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes); and led by tuba virtuoso, arranger and musical director, Matt Perrine. Special guests include the return of rock-and-roll royalty, Susan Cowsill; hometown troubadour and former Cowboy Mouth frontman, Paul Sanchez; world renowned lap steel player and songsmith, Spencer Bohren; a cappella vocal trio, The Jingle Belles; and 2 time Tony Award Winner and part-time New Orleanian, Michael Cerveris.

 Don't forget, you can always buy your copy of "Oh Crap, It's Christmas!" in our online store and make every day a holiday.

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Summer in Switzerland

Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers wowed audiences at the 2015 JazzAscona Festival in beautiful Ascona, Switzerland...and we've got the pictures to prove it! Check back for pictures of Debbie and the boys at what is one of the most exciting, prestigious and beautiful festivals in Europe.

 
The musical Wonder-Twins (form of James Booker with two good eyes! shape of an air-raid siren in a strapless bra!)  hit the road in October for a tour with legs in the Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic states. Visit the CALENDAR page for a complete list of public and private shows. Wanna book Josh and Debbie? Contact Us and we'll make it so!







 
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2 CD's in 2014!

2014 was a busy one for Debbie's recording projects. In March, Linger til Dawn broke the ice and marked the first recording by Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers, earning popular and critical success. (read some reviews here!)
The holidays were made extra jolly by the release of Oh Crap, It's Christmas!, which became New Orleans' run-away Christmas success story. Read what in Offbeat Magazine had to say and buy both cds in the store.
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"Oh Crap, It's Christmas", a 17 song compendium spanning 12 years, 5 recording session and featuring some of New Orleans most festive musicians, is now available for download and CD pre-sales. Visit the STORE to get your copy now!  (and take advantage of our free holiday wrapping offer for all your gift giving needs)

Mark your calendar for December 21. Debbie Davis and Matt Perrine present "Oh Crap, It's Christmas", a holiday musical revue featuring personnel from the new record as well as a slew of special guests. Guaranteed to renew your faith in Christmas - or at least laughter and eggnog. 7pm at Cafe Istanbul. See the CALENDAR for more details...

Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers to play at Thursdays at Twilight, NOMA, Historic New Orleans Collection, Pontchartrain Vineyards, The Dew Drop Jazz and Social Club and more. Check out the full calendar  and buy your copy of the critically acclaimed Linger Til Dawn  HERE! 

The Gloryoskis! had a standing-room only set at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. We'll be recording a full length record this fall thanks to a few special fans. Stay tuned.

The Pfister Sisters are back at the Spotted Cat...

New Orleans Nightingales knocked em dead at the French Quarter Festival. Exciting plans are in the works for the fall, too...


 

photo by Zack Smith

photo by Zack Smith

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Season 4 of Treme, w/ Steve Zahn

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HBO's Treme Benefit, with the Pfister Sisters

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Jazz Fest 2012

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Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show

Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show

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The Gloryoskis!

Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers

(Josh Paxton, Alex McMurray, Matt Perrine and Debbie Davis)
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(Josh Paxton, Alex McMurray, Matt Perrine and Debbie Davis) photo by Kristin Fouquet

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Michael Cerveris

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The Gloryoskis!

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Season 3 of Treme w/ Irma Thomas, Theresa Andersson and Blake Leyh

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HBO's Treme Benefit, 1-12-13, Tipitina's

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