The Shakespeare Project

“Her ability to meld her laid-back jazz vocal style with William’s words is absolutely amazing…” — Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews



Deborah Shulman, vocals
Produced by Jeff Colella & Deborah Schulman
Arranged by Jeff Colella

Summit Records ~ 2019


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The Shakespeare Project

All the World’s a Stage / If Music Be the Food of Love
Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind
Dunsinane Blues
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day
Who Is Sylvia?
When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought
Sigh No More Ladies
Oh Mistress Mine
My Love is as a Fever
Take All My Loves
Our Revels Now Are Ended

Deborah Shulman, vocals
Jeff Colella, piano
Larry Koonse, guitar
Abraham Laboriel, bass (1, 5, 8, 10, 11)
Chris Colangelo, bass (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12)
Bob Sheppard, flute, clarinet, soprano sax, bass clarinet
Bob McChesney, trombone
Kendall Kay, drums (2, 3, 6, 9, 12)
Joe LaBarbera, drums (1, 8, 10, 11)

“This is the path to take if you want to step outside the lines and do it with some real style and class. Well done.” — Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“This is what she brings to her audience—an understanding and a comfort with words that were once daunting to some but, under Deborah’s gentle delivery, those words are now dear friends … Shakespeare, Jazz, Deborah Shulman. It doesn’t get better than this.” Travis Rogers, Jr., The Jazz Owl

“A challenge which is met exceptionally well here is Shulman’s vocal approach to the 16th century lyric. Her voice is very attractive and swinging. The manner in which she caresses the lyrics is exceptional. Although the lingo served here is near a half-millennium old, Shulman and her team make this rendering as delicious as fresh-baked Elizabethan pie. Go ahead and pull out a plum.” — Nick Mondello, All About Jazz