In addition to touring with her family, Debbie has performed worldwide as a jazz artist, exploring loved classics and lesser-known gems close to her heart. Influenced by legendary Artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Shirley Horn, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Little Jimmy Scott and many others, who’s unique, free and creative approaches fuelled her journey developing her own vocal style.
She released her first solo debut CD in 2014 "Unsung", a mellow collection of classic love songs such as “Fever” and “Besame Mucho”, as well as two of originals by Debbie - “Murky” and “My Theme”. The album will soon be made available on Spotify.
Subsequent solo releases include ‘Debbie Sledge with the Niels lan Doky Trio Live at the Standard and the single release 'Never Change' with Netherlands composer/arranger, Dolf de Vies. In 2020 'Sledge Sings Simone' was released - a live recorded tribute to Nina Simone with maestro Niels Lan Doky and his International Jazz Collective including Francois Moutin (Bass) and Victor Jones (Drums).