Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


July 2018

Thrumming and Luminous: Music from Ximo Tebar

Hang on by your fingertips, the ride’s going to be stirring and wild. On his latest CD called “Con Alma & United,” guitarist Ximo Tebar infuses a Mediterranean adobo into much-loved classics like “Take Five” with precise, lightning-fast fingerwork. Tebar... Continue Reading →

Standing Up for Jazz – About the Promoters

Readers might wonder where I learn about the jazz artists to feature here. I'm going to split the credit: sometimes, it’s somebody who is referred to me by another musician I’ve already interviewed, or I come across some amazing jazz... Continue Reading →

Snazzy Moods on Ryan Meagher’s New CD

The title track of the new Ryan Meagher [pronounced MARR] CD “Lost Days” skips along with heart and a sense of fun. When Meagher’s guitar enters, the song suddenly has sass and edge. The reverb momentarily becomes the focal point,... Continue Reading →

Taming the Bass with TLC – Martin Nevin’s New CD “Tenderness is Silent”

A musician with an impressionist’s touch, Martin Nevin is a bass player with heart, patience and the ability to spin beauty out of thin air. His new CD, “Tenderness is Silent,” has a touch of melancholy with a quietly building... Continue Reading →

A Room with Rapturous Acoustics: Step into Cathy Segal-Garcia’s JAZZ CHAMBER

In true chamber orchestra form, the strings swell and the emotion builds in “Cinema Paradiso,” one of the tracks from vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia’s newest CD. Aptly named for the blend of genres, her album “Jazz Chamber” holds many re-invented surprises.... Continue Reading →

“GLISS is bliss”

New video! GLISSANDO: A story of love, lust and jazz  

Spinning Yarns and Singing Truths: Viviana Zarbo

Delicacy, sweetness and light soon give way to pride, sass and attitude in Viviana Zarbo’s title track of her new CD, “Take Away.” Her vocals fill the air, adorned gracefully with just the right vibrato, whether she’s lamenting losing her... Continue Reading →

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