The World of Cole  - Maurice Jacox and Debbie Duncan
A Monthly Series Celebrating Nat King Cole's Centennial

The World of Cole - Maurice Jacox and Debbie Duncan

Performers:
Maurice Jacox
Debbie Duncan
All Ages
The World of Nat King Cole - A Monthly Celebration Honoring Nat King Cole's Centennial

Multiple award winning singing legend, Maurice Jacox, has been on the Twin City music scene for over 40 years.

From Willie and the Bees to The Butane Soul Review to Soul Tight Committee to the Straighten Up and Fly Right tribute to Nat King Cole, Maurice has a broad range of musical experience that illuminates and infiltrates each song he sings.

Debbie Duncan may be considered the upper Midwest’s “best-kept-musical secret” but she has become a local legend and treasure in her home of Minneapolis. Her personality, vitality, and versatility all contribute to that fact. She is a terrific entertainer, and this is certainly part of her appeal. Most importantly, however, “she’s a superb vocalist, probably the finest in the area” - Bob Protzman, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Debbie was raised in Detroit by parents steeped in jazz, and was surrounded by the vibrant sound of Motown that was sweeping the country. She also has a strong love of folk, classical, and gospel music. The combination of these influences has given her the ability to blue the lines between jazz and popular music, and to sing with a rare level of emotional conviction that draws the audience into the heart of a song. She can move from a whisper to a fever pitch in the breath of a phrase and testigy in a way that commands the listeners rapt attention. Her choice of songs reflects her background. It ranges from jazz standards by great American composers to obscure bluesy sounds [bu Oscar Brown, Jr.] to popular music [by writers like Carol King]. Always, the treatment is Debbie’s alone.

Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Jazz Room
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432