Katy Bourne

Shine On: Jennifer Kienzle

POSTED ON June 08, 2015 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

The setting is Shuga Jazz Bistro. The occasion is a special jam session celebrating the birthday of Seattle pianist Eric Verlinde. Jennifer Kienzle has stepped up to the mic. I’m always struck by her cool finesse and sophisticated ease. She exudes a classic jazz singer aura, all the way down to the little black dress, ... Read More

chick singers

POSTED ON January 29, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 8 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was hanging out at Tula’s, chatting it up with a jazz musician pal. We were talking about jazz venues around the area. The name of one particular club came up and he dismissed it because “they only book chick singers.” Chick singers. And he said it as if it were ... Read More

Running Down the Scat

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

Hoo-rah! Tonight is the first meeting of a four week scat workshop with my much beloved teacher and jazz musician extraordinaire Greta Matassa. I signed up for this well over a month ago and am happy and excited to get started tonight. When it comes to scat singing, Greta is a nuclear missile. She’s also ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.