Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


February 2017

A Novelist’s Journey – Episode 4

Inspirational as a Sunrise! Your First Writer's Conference: How to Survive and Thrive If I knew then what I know now…I would have had a much better experience at my first writer’s conference. Though I didn’t make any fatal mistakes,... Continue Reading →

Earning a Seat with the Ladies of Jazz

Aziza Miller was a teacher in the New York City school system, and, because music has always been a huge part of her life, infused jazz into her classroom lessons whenever it was possible. She asked her students if they... Continue Reading →

Behind the Lens, In Front of the Bebop

The Images and Career of Jazz Photographer Anthony Barboza The young Anthony Barboza couldn’t wait to get out of the Navy so he could start using his camera and record the world around him in what would become an astoundingly... Continue Reading →

A Novelist’s Journey – Episode 3

The Smell of a Thesaurus I inherited a handful of items from my dad, and they were all meaningful. He was a painter and a writer but just beginning to spread his wings. Dad was the victim of a terminal... Continue Reading →

The Man Behind THAT VOICE (Or, A Tenor in the Making)

Half a day of jazz, half a day of classical music. That's been the recipe for success at Philadelphia’s WRTI-FM, found at Temple University. Every morning at 6 a.m. for as long as most listeners can remember, classical music host... Continue Reading →

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