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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne is a working jazz vocalist and freelance writer from Seattle.

About Me

I offer a variety of writing services for musicians, bands, nightclubs and arts organizations. My arsenal includes web copy, artist bios, one sheets, press releases, newsletters, articles, blog posts and more. I’m handy with social media and absolutely love making noise about new projects. I consider it an honor and privilege to write for my musical peers. Working with me is comfortable and fun. Collaboration is mission critical. No matter the job, I take great care to get to know you, to listen to your music, to dig in and understand what you’re all about. My goal is to tell your story accurately and to shine a light on everything that is brilliant about you and your work. I’ve been honing my writing chops for over three decades. As far as credentials go, I have a BA in English from the University of Iowa and a Certificate in Public Relations from the University of Washington. Because I am also a working musician, I understand the dictates of the industry and can meet your needs accordingly. AP style? I’ve got it covered.

My Jazz Story

Jazz, like life itself, is an ambiguous proposition. In any given tune, you don’t know what is going to happen. This is especially true when you venture into improvisation. We cultivate certain tools in jazz and hope that when the critical moment comes, our personal level of mastery is sufficient to serve our highest expression. It’s an ongoing process. Light sabers and the Force come to mind. I think it’s this challenge of the unknown that draws me to the art form. I am particularly intrigued with all things involving rhythm: changing meters, different grooves and feels, variations of tempo, etc. This is where things get really interesting. For me, jazz is home. It is immediate and joyful. It’s a grand adventure. It’s mad fun. In my mind, there is no sweeter bliss than the synergy shared by jazz musicians when we play. I live for it. Jazz is the place where I am happiest.