Debbie Burke Jazz Author

Yeah, that?s me; first chair of the second violins in junior high. I grew up in Brooklyn. I was raised on classical music but fell in love with jazz the first time I heard Coltrane?s soulful ?Once in a While.? In my early 20?s, I studied alto saxophone at The New School for Social Research in New York City. After meeting my husband and raising a family, I returned to music and for many years played in a jazz band. When I moved to northeastern Pennsylvania, I was thrilled to find a thriving jazz community. This became the inspiration for my first book, The Poconos in B Flat. In between rehearsals and concerts, I?ve built a career in communications: print production, advertising, marketing, the news media and magazine publishing. I?ve written hundreds of columns and articles, and was the Editor of an award-winning business journal as well as of a regional lifestyle publication. I am currently the director of Editorial at Waldorf Publishing. I contribute to the blog at Jamey Aebersold Jazz at and write articles on various jazzy topics for

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