Katy Bourne


10 Ideas For a Great Week

POSTED ON September 29, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

OK, everyone. I’m feeling jolly and I have this crazy thought. I’d like to cordially invite you to have a great week. We can all do it together – a group project! We might not be able to solve all of our individual problems just now but we sure as tootin’ can rock the next ... 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

Passion, Fear & Drive with Claudio Rochat-Felix

POSTED ON September 12, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Passion, Fear & Drive | Post A Comment
 

    For this installment of “Passion, Fear and Drive,” I’m super happy to feature Claudio Rochat-Felix. Claudio is a Seattle-based drummer and one third of the rising electro/pop dance band Richie Aldente. A few days ago, Claudio and I sat down for coffee and conversation at a Capitol Hill cafe. Claudio is smart, driven ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.