Deb Rasmussen is a jazz singer and songwriter living in Calgary, Canada. Her CD, Heart Wide Open features her own tunes and several well-loved jazz standards. She has also recorded with the ethno-jazz group Northern Lights – Altai Khangai, a collaboration of Canadian jazz and Mongolian traditional musicians.
Deb grew up on a farm in the Danish community of Dalum, Alberta in western Canada. She studied music as a child, but as an adult, developed an international career as an agriculture economist, working on community development and poverty alleviation projects in Asia, Africa and South America.
In 1998, she rekindled her music and began to seriously pursue her love of jazz vocals.