Katy Bourne


Hang-a-Dang: A Celebration

POSTED ON April 24, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

  A month or so ago, I started writing recaps of some of the shows I’ve recently seen and posting them on the blog under the heading of “Hang-a-Dang.” The point of these posts is to provide little snapshots of what’s happening out on the local scene and to give a feel for some of ... 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

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

Shut the Hell Up Already & For God’s Sake, Turn Off Your Phone!

POSTED ON February 24, 2013 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 3 Comments
 

The other night, I went out to see a good friend play at a local nightspot. This cat is one of my favorite performers on the scene and musically speaking, it was a great night. The band was smoking. The songs and arrangements were very cool. And of course, my friend was on his A-game, ... Read More

A Great Weekend!

POSTED ON September 06, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

  Seattle area jazz fans, rev up your engines! We’ve got a big weekend coming up with two GREAT events that are sure to delight and satisfy! Read on. The North Bend Jazz Walk takes place on Saturday, September 8, 2012.  Beautiful downtown North Bend is all about jazz this Saturday night. One cover gets ... 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

Boxley’s Love

POSTED ON August 03, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

Today I’m thinking about venues that present live music verses venues that are pro- music. The former hires musicians to play in their clubs, throws some coin to the band (And, if the band is lucky, a meal and a few drinks.) and folds live music into the overall ambiance of the environment. The bottom ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.