Katy Bourne


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

Our Creative Lives: Disappointment

POSTED ON March 13, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Our Creative Lives | 5 Comments
 

    The other day I was talking to a fellow musician who had recently experienced a disappointment on the career front. She was understandably upset and was deep in that very familiar pit of lamenting, second-guessing and self-doubt. She was questioning her worth as a musician and contemplating as to whether or not she ... Read More

Aching For You: 8 Songs For the Lovelorn on Valentine’s Day

POSTED ON February 14, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments
 

Many people will be come home to a bouquet of roses tonight or will gaze across a candlelit dinner into the eyes of that special someone. For these lucky souls, Valentine’s Day is cause for celebration and an excuse, as if one is needed, to throw a little kindling on the romantic fire. For many ... Read More

chick singers

POSTED ON January 29, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 8 Comments
 

A few weeks ago, I was hanging out at Tula’s, chatting it up with a jazz musician pal. We were talking about jazz venues around the area. The name of one particular club came up and he dismissed it because “they only book chick singers.” Chick singers. And he said it as if it were ... Read More

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