About Debo Ray
A Life Steeped in Sound
Grammy-nominated musician and Berklee College of Music Alumna and Professor, Debo Ray is a leading vocalist in Boston and New York’s elite jazz and world music circles. A composer at heart, Debo is best recognized for the unique way she embraces and expresses the music she creates. This style – of blending theory with emotion in her performances – is what drove Débo to create a name for herself.
She is 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. Débo has performed on stages like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Newport Jazz Festival, in addition to traveling regularly on international tours.
Debo Ray finds it her mission to spread the joy of music without compromising skill and musical nuance. And as part of that mission, she aims to create a sound that feels both relatable and universal.