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Debbie Burke

Jazz Author

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March 2017

Ragan Whiteside’s Blazing, White-Hot Flute

Being named Flutist of the Year by Black Women in Jazz and the Fine Arts, well, that's only the tip of the jazzy iceberg for multi-talented Regan Whiteside.  With a handful of jazz/funk/soul albums to her credit (including Class Axe... Continue Reading →

Stirrin’ Up Some Heat on the Bass

Christian McBride is a bassist, composer, arranger and jazz commentator/host. He tours and travels the world with the energy of a man constantly pumped up on the spirit of the music. It is from listening to him play that you... Continue Reading →

Improvise to Survive: An Interview with Lawrence Bush

Lawrence Bush, a many-times-over author and the editor of the progressive website/magazine “Jewish Currents”, has an octopus-like curiosity and a deep reach into the uncountable facets of Jewish life and sensibility. Among the topics he has written on are the... Continue Reading →

A Novelist’s Journey, Episode 6: Of Typos and Grammar Gremlins

Come on, see how brave you are. Open yourself up to edits. Really; open yourself up. Split your writer’s self wide open and wait…for the inevitable wave of corrections you are about to receive. Some kindly, some not so lovingly,... Continue Reading →

Smooth-Edged Velvet Funk From Brother2Brother

In 2001 the Carter brothers (Chaz and Winston) formed a smooth jazz group called Midtown. Finding initial success, they went on the road and opened shows for national artists like R&B superstar Roy Ayers and many others. A few years... Continue Reading →

A Novelist’s Journey, Episode 5: Today’s Literary Pet Rock

A SLAP IN THE FACE TO AUTHORS EVERYWHERE- of every genre- "Reasons to Vote For Democrats" The ultimate gag-gift ""book"" (it belongs in TWO sets of quotes) that just became a runaway bestseller makes ME gag. "Reasons to Vote for... Continue Reading →

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