I'm a UK-based Irish writer with more than thirty years' experience, regular contributor to several music magazines, published author of four books (including one on Van Morrison) and lifelong jazz fan.
David Burke began writing about music as a staffer on local newspapers in his native Ireland, before
decamping to London in 1990. He spent six years working in print, audio and television as part of
Entertainment News Network. His features appeared in the UK's red tops and international
as Esquire (Japan) and Pop Rocky (Germany). David is a regular contributor to Classic Pop, Vintage
Country Music and RNR magazines, and to the All About Jazz website. He has authored five books –
the Community: The African Caribbean Experience of Mental Health (Chipmunka), Heart of
Springsteen's Nebraska (Cherry Red), A Sense of Wonder: Van Morrison's Ireland (Jawbone), Singing
Folk Narrative of Maddy Prior, June Tabor and Linda Thompson (Soundcheck) and Giant Steps:
Diverse Journeys in British Jazz (Desert Hearts).