A b o u t

Welsh Jazz vocalist Debs Hancock discovered her smooth and expressive jazz voice only in recent years, but in that short time has explored her new interest with a keen passion that has been inspired by the great jazz performers of the 20th Century.            

Live performances include

  • BBC Radio Wales The Jamie Owen show

  • BBC Radio Hereford The John Hellings Jazz Show,

  • Radio Cardiff A Slice of Jazz with Rhys Phillips

  • Swansea International Jazz Festival Fringe 2016

  • The Cheltenham Jazz Festival Free Stage 2017

  • Abergavenny’s wall2wall Jazz Festival 2017, 2018 and 2019, 2020

  • Aberjazz Festival Fishguard 2018

  • Brecon Jazz Festival 2019

  • In 2017, Hancock wrote, performed and toured her own show celebrating the career of Ella Fitzgerald@100. Performed to packed audiences.

  • In 2017 Debs wrote and collated an evening celebrating Jazz @100  with the Liam Dunaghie Trio, Ben Waghorn and Jonny Bruce. Narrated by Jazz Journalist Nigel Jarrett and including a live streamed interval discussion with Mike Rose (The National Jazz Archives) and Nod Knowles of (The  Jazz Promotion Network on the future of jazz.

Debs is a key promoter at Black Mountain Jazz Club and helps to organise it's annual wall2wall Jazz Festival in September.

R e v i e w s

Renowned  Jazz Reviewer The Jazz Mann describes Debs Hancock as a jazz singer with an increasingly impressive reputation, who has become a great favourite with jazz audiences in South Wales and the Borders."

Interview (2)
Interview (2)

Debs Hancock Testimonial
Debs Hancock Testimonial

Debs Hancock Testimonial
Debs Hancock Testimonial

Interview (2)
Interview (2)

1/22

But the best was saved until last, a stunning ballad interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” with Hancock bringing a real ‘torch song’ intensity of feeling to the piece with Shotton providing suitably sensitive accompaniment.'

Black Mountain Jazz Club Review

The Jazzmann April 23rd 2017