Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


Louis Armstrong

Escape into a Vintage World with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

If the highest compliment to a musician is to say that his or her band transports the listener, then bandleader Vince Giordano is a travel agency extraordinaire unto himself, providing a one-way ticket to a fascinating time and place. His... Continue Reading →

Hankins’ Trumpet Sizzles; Just Doing its “Thang”

Sam Hankins’ latest CD is “Do That Thang,” and the headline song by the same name starts with something kind of familiar – a lively, warm conversation among friends reminiscent of the first few seconds of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going... Continue Reading →

Improvise to Survive: An Interview with Lawrence Bush

Lawrence Bush, a many-times-over author and the editor of the progressive website/magazine “Jewish Currents”, has an octopus-like curiosity and a deep reach into the uncountable facets of Jewish life and sensibility. Among the topics he has written on are the... Continue Reading →

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