Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


spoken word jazz

Getting Into Your Head: Experimental Jazz From Told Americans

An ear for the political and social drives the band Told Americans. Their spoken word approach conveys the frustrations, laments and struggles of everyday life. Like “Traffic” – you feel precisely as if you are wedged in on the interstate,... Continue Reading →

Two Roads Diverged in a Wood; Lisa Marie Simmons Takes Them Both

Groomed early by others who felt her strengths might lie in R&B, Lisa Marie Simmons had other ideas altogether. The former Boulder, CO musician has made a life of music and sunshine in northern Italy, concentrating on her deeply gratifying... Continue Reading →

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