Debbie Burke

Jazz Author



If a Tree Falls in the Forest, Will the Drummer Hear It? Jazz Ponderings with Paulo Silva

When he sits down at the drum kit, Paulo Silva is ready to pour out his signature funky expressionism. Riffing off the vocalist in “Cancao do Mar” he delivers a raw beat and keeps the song throbbing forward. Covering Wayne... Continue Reading →

Give Me Some Deep American Blues — From Brazil’s Own Tulio Augusto

Self-taught guitarist and harmonica player Tulio Augusto has a houseful of instruments, is defending his second master's and working on a Ph.D., and has composed something stunning, bluesy, Gershwin-like – indescribable, really – that shows he can climb right inside... Continue Reading →

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