Katy Bourne


What Is Mastery?

POSTED ON October 05, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 11 Comments
 

  Hello people. I’m having a bit of a philosophical conundrum right now and was hopeful that you might be able to help me out with this one. If you would, please hang with me a sec while I explain. Not long ago, I attended the performance of another jazz vocalist here in the region. ... Read More

The Business of Vocal Jazz: the book & the class

POSTED ON September 05, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

   Danielle LaPorte is my business guru. Her digital course “The Spark Kit” (formerly known as “The Fire Starter Sessions”) is easily the most inspirational and helpful guide for any entrepreneur looking to fire up and build an authentic, satisfying and successful business. (If you’re not yet hip to Danielle, I strongly urge you to ... Read More

A Million Stars

POSTED ON April 04, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

First of all, I apologize for the unintended gap since the last post. Unfortunately, I was recently slammed with the mother of all sinus infections and for a brief period, everything came to a screeching halt. The body is like that sometimes; it demands that we stop everything and tend to it and rightly so. ... Read More

January gigs, etc.

POSTED ON January 10, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Hello people. January has roared in with a bang, and I have some cool gigs to tell you about! Boxley’s Thursday, January 13, 2011- 7:00pm Duo performance with Randy Halberstadt on piano Boxley’s has all the elements that make it a great place for live jazz: a big, ol’ Steinway piano, a great sound system, ... Read More

Playing Well With Others: On Singers & Musicians

POSTED ON November 16, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 23 Comments
 

Over the past few weeks, I’ve observed a few disparaging remarks about singers out there on the social media playground. More specifically, these were remarks made about jazz vocalists by jazz musicians. It actually surprised me a little. While there is definitely a common sentiment that musicians look down on vocalists, I guess I’ve never ... Read More

Five Days

POSTED ON September 21, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments
 

I’m depleted. I’m talking about that all-consuming exhaustion that creeps into the bones on a cellular level, sucks the very life out of a person and basically renders her brain dead. My body is running on empty at present and even the smallest exertion of energy feels hopelessly cumbersome. If I stop for even a ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.