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

Is It You Or the Room?

POSTED ON March 28, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 5 Comments
 

 A few months ago, I had a gig at one of my favorite clubs. Leading up to the gig, I did all the requisite promo; I blasted through social media, sent emails to my distribution list, posted on my website and made sure the date was listed on all the local music calendars. Despite my ... 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

Blue Christmas: Artists & Depression

POSTED ON December 19, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

My good pal Jason Parker recently posted a link on his Facebook page to an article about musicians and depression. It was from the blog “Behind the Music.” The post was about a list complied by Health.com of the top ten professions with the highest rate of depression. Artists ranked fifth on the list. Further, ... Read More

Earshot Plug: University-District Jazz Walk

POSTED ON November 05, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT JAZZ WALK-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010 One of the cool things about the Earshot Jazz Festival is the big line-up of outstanding artists and the plethora of performances to choose from. The downside is that it can be difficult to find the time to hit all the shows you want to and it can ... Read More

Shout Out: Jazz Now! Seattle

POSTED ON October 31, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

It is with great enthusiasm that I send a virtual high five out to Seattle jazz musicians Jason Parker and Dave Marriott for their spanking new podcast Jazz Now! Seattle. Jazz Now! Seattle is a weekly podcast that features music from local jazz artists in the Seattle community. The mission of the podcast is twofold: ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.