Katy Bourne


The Rob Brezsny Challenge

POSTED ON November 22, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

This is my latest horoscope from Rob Brezsny: Gemini (May 21-June 20) English model and TV personality Katie Price has been on the planet for just 37 years, but has already written four autobiographies. You Only Live Once, for instance, covers the action-packed time between 2008 and 2010, when she got divorced and then remarried ... Read More

Hang-a-Dang: Jackson Street Jazz Walk

POSTED ON March 29, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

It was a whole lot of fun bopping around the Jackson Street Jazz Walk last night. Clubs, restaurants and studios along the walk were packed to capacity. Lots of  people were out and about; strolling the sidewalks, meeting and greeting and taking in the sights and sounds. There was even a taco truck for the ... Read More

Rebel Soul

POSTED ON November 03, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

My mom did not get me. The showdown started early. Mom wanted a baby doll of a little girl whom she could adorn in frilly dresses and patent leather Mary Janes. She dreamt of kempt hair with cute ribbons. What she got, however, was chubby, messy me. I was my own little animal with a bit ... Read More

The EntreMundos Jam Sessions: 8 Reasons Why YOU Should Go

POSTED ON August 18, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

There’s some mighty, mighty magic happening on the Seattle music scene on Monday nights: the EntreMundos Jam Session at Capitol Cider. Each week, musicians, fans, neighbors on the hill and other locals gather together for what is one of the most extraordinary hangs in the city. If you’re in Seattle and haven’t rolled through yet, ... 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

Passion, Fear & Drive with Jimmie Herrod

POSTED ON January 27, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

  The first time I heard Jimmie sing was at the Royal Room, where he was doing a duo performance with Seattle pianist Tim Kennedy. His sweet and breathy tone, his patient, intuitive phrasing and his overall lovely presence immediately mesmerized me. I was also captivated by the wide-open honesty of his original compositions. Jimmie ... Read More

The Tenderness of Joy

POSTED ON December 16, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Back in September, I made the decision to take a brief hiatus from music. I needed the extra time and space to focus on writing for my new website and to finish up a couple of other projects. I also needed a beat or two to step back, take a breath and reevaluate the whole ... Read More

Hiatus: The Art of Recharging

POSTED ON October 15, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

A month or so ago, I made the decision to take a brief hiatus from music. For the most part, it was a purely practical move. I’ve been slamming on a couple of big writing projects. I’ve also been putting in extra muscle on this beautiful new website. Both of these have exacted an inordinate ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Practice

POSTED ON April 02, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | One Comment
 

   A year or so ago, I was chatting it up with a fellow vocalist.  We were chortling, snorting and swapping stories, when at one point in the conversation, she told me that she doesn’t practice. (Screeching brakes, crashing plates) “Huh? Say what?” I sputtered back. She said it again, “I don’t practice.” In that ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Space

POSTED ON October 16, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

   The infamous voiceover that started each episode of Star Trek called space the final frontier. Of course, that particular reference was about outer space, with planets, moons, galaxies and all of that  cosmic stuff. Certainly, there are many ways to think about space and the concept has been the center of many lively metaphysical ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.