Saxophonist/clarinetist Debra Kreisberg performs, composes, arranges and records with the NYC-based Latin jazz octet Los Mas Valientes, Brooklyn singer-songwriters Matt Singer and Steve Waitt, the neo–Oktoberfest band, Zum Biergarten, as well as award-winning klezmer bands Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos, with whom she has toured in the U.S., Canada and in Europe. She is also the leader of East Harlem Trio a new jazz project dedicated to showcasing her original, soulful voice as a player and composer.

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music with an MM in Jazz Studies from Manhattan School of Music, Debra has performed with


Natalie Merchant,

Rochester Philharmonic with


Natalie Cole,


jazz guitarist,

Sheryl Bailey, 


Rachelle Garniez,

Canadian Yiddish cabaret star, 

Theresa Tova,


the NYC funk band,



and performed in

J. Edgar Klezmer

(Dixon Place, Puffin Cultural Forum, JCC in Manhattan).

Her compositions have been heard in the documentary,

Making Their Mark: From German Immigrants to New York City Icons

(for the German Consulate),

Lincoln Center online  

(David Rubenstein Atrium), in the Off-Broadway production of Yisrael Campbell's show,

You Can Never Be Too Jewish

at NYC's Theater at St. Luke's, and on

Showtime's The L Word.

An equally accomplished educator, Debra serves on the faculty of 92nd Street Y School of Music, and previously served for eight years as Managing Director of Educational Outreach at 92nd Street Y School of the Arts, developing and implementing arts programming for New York City public schools.






New Jersey

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