Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


London jazz scene

Hats off to Hard Bop: Sheer Energy from the Jamie O’Donnell Quartet

Fingers fly and notes explode into the air; this is Jamie O’Donnell’s sax singing the plaintive theme from “Star Eyes.” His solo is exuberant, tasty, abstract and hurtles into space. The other members of his quartet add a jungle mood;... Continue Reading →

Unconventsch and Worth Mentioning: Some Words with Kat Lee-Ryan

Beyond the theatrics of make-up that’s just a little extra, peacock feather 'n’ tie-dye shirts and rainbow-emitting disco balls lies a voice with the call of the sirens and a hot handle on the blues. Kat Lee-Ryan, from the saucy... Continue Reading →

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