Katy Bourne


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

Mastery- Part 2

POSTED ON October 12, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment
 

   Last week, I wrote a blog post that asked the question “What is mastery?” The responses were plentiful as they were thoughtful. Many thanks to all who jumped in and helped me wrestle with this unwieldy bear. After reading through the comments, it’s clear that mastery is different things to different people. It’s a ... Read More

Saint G & the Odyssey of Scat

POSTED ON September 25, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments
 

 My head is exploding with scat. And I’m not talking about animal feces. I sure hope that my head wouldn’t be exploding with that. Clearly, if this were the case, I’d be having an altogether different set of problems. Nope, what I’m talking about when I talk about scat is vocal improvisation. Yeah, that God ... 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.