Katy Bourne

Announcing My New CD!

POSTED ON April 01, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

I am super duper, uber stoked to announce the upcoming release of my new CD The Wind & the Sunshine!  The Wind & the Sunshine is a 12-track mélange that features jazz renditions of KC & the Sunshine Band songs with me on tuba. Although I was not into this band during its heyday of ... Read More

Genderqueer-Part II

POSTED ON March 25, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment

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In Defense of Pop Music

POSTED ON March 17, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment

A few days ago, my friend Jason Parker, trumpeter, bandleader, educator and KPLU blogger, wrote a post entitled “Why Jazz Fans Shouldn’t Be So Quick to Dismiss Pop Music.”  Jason is a member of a Facebook group “Jam of the Week” and wrote his post in response to negative comments that some “jazz snobs” had ... Read More

Genderqueer- Part I

POSTED ON March 10, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 8 Comments

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Our Creative Lives: Truth & Tenacity

POSTED ON March 03, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

In my last post, I wrote about rejection. Judging from the comments, reposts, likes and emails that I’ve received in response, it’s clear to me that the subject resonates with a lot of people. It seems further examination is warranted. If we’re all feeling like a bunch of rejects, then what does it mean for ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Rejection

POSTED ON February 18, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments

  Last week, a local organization announced the finalists for an annual vocal competition that it hosts. These finalists will sing at Jazz Alley for a shot at winning a trip to Japan. Throughout the afternoon after the announcement was made, I received emails and texts from a handful of vocalists, friends who did not ... Read More

Seahawks: The Afterglow

POSTED ON February 09, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

It’s been a week since the Seattle Seahawks roared into MetLife Stadium and beat the Denver Bronocs to become the Super Bowl XLVIII champs. My pulse is finally starting to return to normal. My voice is slowly coming back. I’m hopeful the Skittles hangover will subside sometime in the near future. Whew! The 12th man ... Read More

Passion, Fear & Drive with Jimmie Herrod

POSTED ON January 27, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

  The first time I heard Jimmie sing was at the Royal Room, where he was doing a duo performance with Seattle pianist Tim Kennedy. His sweet and breathy tone, his patient, intuitive phrasing and his overall lovely presence immediately mesmerized me. I was also captivated by the wide-open honesty of his original compositions. Jimmie ... Read More

Seattle Seahawks: A City in Love

POSTED ON January 20, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment

Of course, Seattle football fans are in an ecstatic frenzy over the Seahawks defeat of the San Francisco 49ers in yesterday’s slugfest for the NFC Championship. The game was a classic nail biter down to the final seconds. Colin Kaepernick blasted a last effort pass to Michael Crabtree, only to have Richard Sherman tip the ... Read More

Beast Mode Says Enough

POSTED ON January 06, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

Technically speaking, the NFL was probably within its rights to fine Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch for not talking to the press this season. The League policy states: “Cooperation with the news media is essential to the continuing popularity and financial prosperity of our game and its players. This is an important part of your job, ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.