Debbie Burke

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Gaining Entrance: Ricky Parrell Celebrates the “Keys to My Life”

  Picture sax player Ricky Parrell bobbing and weaving on his bike throughout the boulevard-width streets right outside Washington DC. When it’s time for a breather he locks up his bike. The key he uses? It’s become fodder for his... Continue Reading →

Barry Finnerty Puts Balls to the Wall with “START: Warning, Contains Sex! Drugs! Jazz! Reality!”

Raw. Terse. Ripping the 1990s New York City music scene a new one. In his book “START: Warning, Contains Sex! Drugs! Jazz! Reality!” rock and jazz guitarist Barry Finnerty takes a long look back at the decadent and difficult times... Continue Reading →

Made in NY Jazz Competition **PART 2**

This is the fifth year for the Made in NY Jazz Competition. While this recent article is a Q&A with founder Misha Brovkin, what follows is some input from a Made in NY committee member and one of the judges!... Continue Reading →

A Dream of Jazz Comes True: Misha Brovkin Creates the “Made in NY Jazz Competition”

Misha Brovkin grew up in Siberia and loved jazz the first time he heard it. His parents were classically trained, and his father also played pop and rock music with local bands. As a child who played piano, when Misha... Continue Reading →

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