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Deborah Katz, Violinist and Singer

Classical Violin from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$150 - $500 per hour
Portland resident Deborah Katz has been playing violin for over 25 years. Classically trained, she began playing viola at the age of 9, and singing even earlier. She expanded her musical chops playing with the prestigious Marin Youth Orchestra, studying music at San Francisco State University, and singing in several professional choirs in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Portland.

Residing in Portland since 2004, Deborah is well-respected in the Portland music scene and has played with some of the area's best musicians.
Known for playing with passion, emotion, and creativity, Deborah plays all styles of music including classical, rock, blues, country, rockabilly, pop, reggae, jazz standards, Irish, old-timey fiddle and funk. She can also improvise inventive melodies on the spot and sit in with bands cold, leading some to call her "The Fearless Fiddler."

Deborah is available for playing at weddings, venues and events, as well as collaborating, recording, and teaching.
In addition to her solo work, Deborah plays with local country-rock band The SlimJims and folk/rock/Irish/blues band Booligh Jam. She also sometimes plays with The Steve and Margo Show award-winning singer/songwriter KC Craine. With The SlimJims and with KC Craine, Deborah performed at several major events for Parkinson's Resources of Oregon.

Whatever your musical needs are, Deborah's got you covered! Satisfaction guaranteed.

"Superlative playing!" - Reina G. Collins, noted singer/songwriter.

AUDIENCE RESPONSES:

"The best violinist in Portland!"
"Sounds like Jimi Hendrix."
"Plays with incredible emotion."
"You are a gifted violinist!"
"Deborah made my wedding more special with her beautiful playing."
"Deborah blew us away! She sat in with us and played incredibly well, having never heard the songs before. We didn't even tell her what key they were in. We'd play with her any time." (response from The Concrete Cowboys).
"Deborah is amazingly talented. She played like her violin was on fire."
"She has a beautiful voice. I love her harmonies."
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25+ GigMasters Bookings

Wedding Ceremony

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Deborah did an outstanding violin performance for our home wedding. We had a mixture of classical, standard, and jazz, which showed her versatility. She is kind, punctual, and a true professional. I would hire her again for future special events.

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Anniversary Party

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Deborah was a very talented asset for our wedding. She can play anything you want. She was on time and there were no issues with her at all even after her two hour travel to get to the event. I would definitely recommend her to others in need of awesome entertainment.

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Community Event

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We booked Deborah for Grand Roll-Out Celebration hosted by Sbarro. Deborah did a wonderful job playing classic Italian music and contemporary songs for our guests to enjoy. Deborah played terrific music and was a wonderful vendor to work with. We couldn’t be more pleased and we would definitely recommend Deborah as a solo musician for your event.

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2014
Oct
11
Funeral
Portland, OR
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
2014
Sep
8
Wedding Ceremony
Oregon City, OR
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
2014
Mar
23
Wedding Ceremony
Dayton, OR
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2014
Mar
1
Wedding Ceremony
Hillsboro, OR
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
2014
Jan
18
Wedding Ceremony
Camas, WA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2013
Nov
23
Wedding Reception
Oregon City, OR
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Canon in D
Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Water Music selections
Handel
Clair de Lune
Debussy
Many other classical excerpts
Several different composers from many classical periods
Irish gigs, Reels and Hornpipes
Various
Jazz Standards
Various
Pop songs
Various
Fiddle tunes
Various
Rock songs
Various
Fiddler
40s Singer
Celtic Fiddler
Classical Violin
Strolling Violinist
Jazz Violin
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Deborah Katz, Violinist and Singer will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose.
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