Katy Bourne

When You’re Up There (an excerpt)

POSTED ON December 08, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 14 Comments

I’m sure that volumes have been written on the psychology of performing. My philosophy is this: It’s about the JOY We all work hard at perfecting our craft. Lord knows the myriad of things that we vocalists have to shed on: intonation, phrasing, expanding our scat vocabulary, tricky arrangements, eighth note triplets, Cole Porter changes, ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: My Letter to the Critic

POSTED ON September 21, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments

  An Open Letter to Mademoiselle Critic   If nothing else, you are indeed predictable. I had only been off the bandstand for a few brief beats and you were right there, clicking and clucking away at me. Per usual, your hair was pulled back in a tight bun. A pencil skirt hugged your freakishly ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.