Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


June 2017

Playing Between the Half-Tones: Incredibly Innovative Musicianship from Enrico Granafei

For lovers of jazz and the harmonica in particular, Enrico Granafei might be an incarnation of the master Toots Thielemans, but to the next couple of levels. The owner of Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ, Enrico has taught himself... Continue Reading →

A Novelist’s Journey – Episode 10: Seven Take-Aways from Book Expo America

It’s here and gone, the annual Book Expo America at the Javits Center in NYC. This was my first, and I will definitely be back. Tips and Takeaways: It’s no time to be shy. Talk, meet, shake hands and do... Continue Reading →

Searing Trumpet from the Professor

A quintet with many gigs in famous places has brought Michael Hackett [second from left] to where he is today: teaching jazz at the college level – where there’s proof that jazz has a reinvigorated audience with students – and... Continue Reading →

An Array of Horns, Smoothly

Somehow, smiling while keeping his embouchure as he plays sax, Audley Reid is a sight to behold and a feast for the ears. The groove and funk spilling from his horn catches the audience in an acoustic vise. He’s performed... Continue Reading →

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