Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


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Sprouting from a Fragrant Purple Tree – the Music of Laurent Medelgi

The first time he saw California’s jacaranda tree, guitarist and composer Laurent Medelgi was entranced. Such an aromatic and colorful experience could only lead to one thing: composing songs to fit its striking beauty. His sixth CD with the Medeljazz... Continue Reading →

Celebrating the Message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Musician Jason Vitelli

Two paths, one man: Jason Vitelli wails on alto sax in the jazzy Emanuele Tozzi Trio, and is a singer/songwriter/guitarist immersed in an emotive genre he calls “cinematic rock.” Jason’s newest CD, “Head Above Tide,” is a collection of tone... Continue Reading →

A Fragrant Flower Blooms Late

The sultry brushes introduce Ellen Pels in “Faith,” a ballad about strength. She sings with a straight and true voice, the end of each thought lightly adorned with a sweet vibrato. “On the Way” is another uplifting and re-assuring offering;... Continue Reading →

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