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Debbie Burke

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alto sax

Bringing the Love in All Registers

Starting with bold, decisive intervals falling down the scale and punctuated subtly by drums, the title song of Kenny Shanker’s new CD “The Witching Hour” opens to a wide and expressive solo where Kenny swings. The man’s not afraid of... Continue Reading →

Spirit, Fire and the Expression of Grace

You can hear her wailing on the soprano sax, digging into the music with a fierce flute or singing from the spirit that moves her: Joyce Spencer is all that plus a jazz radio host. Crediting the support of her... Continue Reading →

World Peace Through Jazz (Why Not?)

Sly Scott studies the classical masters and fits into any imaginable musical scenario. He has an ear out for World Beat, R&B, movie and TV theme music, rock, and more. Though he finds unusual places to practice, he keeps moving,... Continue Reading →

Sideman, Soloist, Traveler

The guy has a wide and easy vibrato, hanging back on the beat just a smidge so you can feel the sultriness of it. This is “Traveler,” Andy Snitzer’s musical commentary about being on the road, all over the planet,... Continue Reading →

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