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About the Artist

Katy Bourne (Seattle) is a jazz vocalist and writer. Known for her playful approach and her hard-swingin’ band, Katy performs at nightspots and festivals throughout the Northwest. On her blog, Katy writes on a range of topics, from politics and parenting, to football and music.

She recently published a book Weirdo Simpatico: Little Stories for Short Attention Spans, which she describes as “a collection of one-bite narratives that celebrate the quirky nuances of the human experience.” Katy has also released a CD, As the Fates Decide.

In addition to her creative pursuits, Katy is a co-organizer for Play Safe Seattle, a campaign to end biased-based crimes against performing artists and to make Seattle nightlife safer for everyone. Originally from Oklahoma, Katy has lived in the Pacific Northwest for almost 30 years. She is the mother of two adult children, who inspire, delight, and perplex her on a daily basis.

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From the Artist

I'm deeply humbled that Artist Trust sees the merit of my funny little project. This generous GAP award will be a significant help as I pursue new opportunities for Weirdo Simpatico. Deep bows of gratitude.

Katy Bourne