The Poconos in B Flat

The Incredible Jazz Legacy of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania

by Debbie Burke


Formats

Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
$29.99
E-Book
$3.99
Softcover
$19.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/19/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 121
ISBN : 9781469134598
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 121
ISBN : 9781469134604
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 121
ISBN : 9781469134611

About the Book

The Poconos In B Flat shines a warm and loving light on the incredible jazz culture of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Through personal interviews, the book brings to life the unique insights, observations and motivations of a group of very talented musicians – including acclaimed National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Phil Woods and David Liebman; Bob Dorough of Schoolhouse Rock! fame; and many others. This jazz microcosm is sure to have wide appeal outside its woodland borders, as the movers, shakers and future stars have already impacted the global community.


About the Author

Debbie Burke is a Brooklyn-born writer who lives in the Poconos. She played violin throughout her early school years (reaching first chair of the second violin section) and dabbled in the clarinet and tuba. While in her 20s, she purchased her first alto saxophone and took lessons at The New School at New York University, but then set music aside to build a career in journalism. Debbie came back to the sax in 2007 when she got hooked on jazz and wrote a column about her experiences called “Midlife Sax.” She co-founded ArtSmash of the Poconos, created the Pocono Jazz and Poetry website and plays in three community bands. Debbie has written hundreds of columns and articles, and was the editor of an award-winning business journal. This is her first book.