Debb Moore, a veteran radio host who has cherished the opportunity to assist in fostering the sounds of Americas’ only indigenous art form – Jazz! During her broadcast career she has produced and hosted a popular Jazz program heard throughout metro Atlanta and worldwide via the internet – always hoping at least one new set of ears joins the musical caravan and are able to perceive and enjoy the rich and vast history and sound of what is known affectionately as Americas’ classical music – Jazz!
Debb has become known for her prepared, articulate, insightful, candid, humorous and hard to get interviews with some of the world’s greatest artistic voices and most talked about talents in all genres of entertainment. They include trailblazers such as world renowned photographer Gordon Parks, Jazz saxophone legend Sonny Rollins, the multitalented Wynton Marsalis, the mesmerizing storyteller Abbey Lincoln, music impresario Quincy Jones, award winning actresses Ruby Dee, Angela Bassett, Public Television host Tavis Smiley and producer/director Julie Dash – to name only a few. Listening to one of her broadcasts/interviews has often been described as “soothing and inviting, as if sitting across the kitchen table sipping a cup of tea with your favorite person.”
Debb has produced several national programs including “Four Divas of Jazz,” spotlighting the storied lives and careers of Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan; the weeklong Duke Ellington centennial: “Duke@ 100” and Louis Armstrong titled “Looking @ Louis,” and most recently On The “Sonny” Side of Harlem (2018), all of which drew rave reviews from an enthusiastic national radio audience!
Debb has also taught a daylong workshop during the 2006 National Black Arts Festival, holding down the attention of excited festival goers during the class titled “Jazz Music is What I Want 2 Know,” it was attended by multi-generational, gender and ethnicities and celebrities in town for festival activities! Debb credits her beloved mother educator Mozelle E. Moore, with helping to shape her understanding of Jazz music by introducing her early in life to the glorious sounds of Jazz music, along with art and culture. Debb has not limited her broadcasting skills to only radio but has hosted television shows and has moderated several Jazz Times convention panels and has served as a moderator/panelist with the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) conferences. Debb continues to explore and expand her broadcasting prowess as a voice–over artist and looks forward to doing movie animation, documentaries and commercials.
Debb graduated from Clark College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is also a Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. A former Miss Black Atlanta and an Atlanta City council legislative aide where she worked tirelessly with the community. Debb also visits local elementary and middle schools and encourages children to embrace and live multidimensional lives by understanding and developing their interest in music, art and culture and learn to become critical thinkers so they can grow to become productive, contributing and engaged members of society. Her favorite word is “peace.”