Katy Bourne


FAILURE

POSTED ON March 14, 2017 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 6 Comments
 

So today I made a list of all the failures I’ve had over the past ten or so years. Yeah, I know. It’s not something a person would normally want to do. It’s a tad masochistic. (“Ya think?” yells the peanut gallery that sits in the back row of my brain.) But sometimes a chick ... Read More

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

Arts & Competition

POSTED ON February 02, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

About once or twice a week, I receive a notice, usually either via my Facebook page or email inbox, that some musician friend has been nominated for some kind of award in some kind of competition. These notices typically come with a friendly request that I click on a provided link and cast a vote ... Read More

Earshot Plug: Randy Halberstadt Quintet at Tula’s

POSTED ON November 02, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Earshot Jazz Festival: Randy Halberstadt Quintet-Wednesday, November 3 at Tula’s Randy Halberstadt seems to move at the speed of light. It’s no wonder. As one of the top-call jazz pianists in the city, he’s one busy guy. He is a musical rainmaker, lending his touch and expertise to multiple bands, musicians and projects. He is ... Read More

Earshot Plug: Nelda Swiggett Trio at Tula’s

POSTED ON October 20, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

The Earshot Jazz Festival is in full swing with outstanding jazz performances taking place at clubs and concert venues across the city. The roster of artists is exquisite as usual. Although it will be impossible to hit all of the shows, I will be making noise about some of the performances that I think are ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.