Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


jazz flute

Guts, Tone and Moxie – Bill McBirnie on The Technique and Theory of Improvisation

Flute player Bill McBirnie says he took everything he knows about being a musician and broke it down to the basics in his new book The Technique and Theory of Improvisation: A practical guide for flutists, doublers, and other instrumentalists.... Continue Reading →

Pouring Honey Through the Notes – Christian Artmann on Flute

A spinning globe of sound breathing through each other, the quartet fronted by flautist Christian Artmann brings the listener through lush and multicolored places. In May they released the CD “Our Story” that has a chapter for anybody who appreciates... Continue Reading →

It’s Real Right Now

Smitten by the British Invasion as a youth in Windsor, Ontario, Alexander Zonjic picked up a guitar and formed a rock band with his school friends. But his destiny was in another instrument entirely. When the flute came into his... Continue Reading →

Ragan Whiteside’s Blazing, White-Hot Flute

Being named Flutist of the Year by Black Women in Jazz and the Fine Arts, well, that's only the tip of the jazzy iceberg for multi-talented Regan Whiteside.  With a handful of jazz/funk/soul albums to her credit (including Class Axe... Continue Reading →

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