It's Official! Abby Burke becomes member of NATS, Inc. - July 19, 2011
For many years I have been active in the process of learning and growing as both an artist and teacher. I have been blessed with many opportunities to apply these skills from the platform in front of a 300 piece orchestra, to the still smallness of a coffee house- I have learned the artistic process from great educators, life, the audience and the stage. Although this journey has had stumvbles, mistakes and even failure- in the end each experience was a triumph!
On July 19, 2011 I was given the most amazing gift; I became a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. This prestigious company will provide for me and my students further opportunities to explore the many facets of the performing process. NATS, as it is affectionaly called, is THE national premier vocal arts organization! I ask that as I enter into this next phase of my own journey that you will keep me in your prayers, thoughts and mind. Know that itis because of your love and support, great things like this come to fruition! God Blessed me because he Gave me each of you! I love you and I promise I will represent His love and His wisdom with transparency, grace and humbleness.
I Sing For HIM,
The MANLY BAND becomes THE SOUL CATCHERS>>>>>>> - October 28, 2009
Due to the nature of the world and the way life changes, along with the addition of SOUL FILLED BLUES.... Abby Burke feat. The Manly band has taken on the mission of SOUL CATCHING by becoming: Abby Burke and THE SOUL.CATCHERS
The Burkes bring their Vocal and Saxophone Gifts to Paducah "in a Metropolitan Mood!" - February 9, 2009
Vocalist Abby Burke returns to the PSO stage after her rousing Holiday POPS 2007 performance to bring us the music of Hotel Metropolitan Greats and other R & B legends. She will be joined by her husband Glenn Burke, saxophonist, who will be the feature performer on several works most notably the Ellington “Three Kings: Dr. Martin Luther King.”
This salute will feature selections of music made famous by Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, B. B. King, Stevie Wonder, and many other African-American greats. Special Guest Thomas Wilson will conduct this performance.
February 21, 2009 @ 8:00P
This Paducah POPS Concert Sponsored by: Ingram Barge Company
Abby Burke to Celebrate the Historic Metropolitan Hotel with the PSO! - January 28, 2009
Paducah Symphony Orchestra Presents: "In a Metropolitan Mood" a concert to Celebrate a Landmark....
February 21, 2009
Saturday - 7:30 pm
Vocalist Abby Burke returns to the PSO stage after her rousing Holiday POPS 2007 performance to bring us the music of Hotel Metropolitan Greats and other R&B legends. This salute will feature selections of music made famous by Duke Ellington, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, and many other African-American greats.
Please note that Paducah Symphony Orchestra tickets are not available online and are currently sold through the Symphony office: 270.444.0065. Tickets will be available at the door (Carson Center Box Office) starting at 5:30 pm on Feb. 21, 2009.
Details on this performance including pricing/seating may be viewed at www.paducahsymphony.or
A & TMB Chosen as Arts Representatives!!! UPDATE.. - October 6, 2008
The TN Arts Commission has chosen Abby Burke feat. The Manly Band to represent our great state at the 2008 National Assembly of Arts Agencies to be held in Chattanooga TN! A & TMB performed during the "Leadership Luncheon" on Friday September 12, 2008! From the various emails and notes we have received, it appears that this performance ROCKED THE HOUSE! Thanks- Tn Arts!
TRUTH...... - May 13, 2008
"In the search for me, I discovered Truth.
In the search for truth, I discovered Love.
In the search for love, I discovered GOD.
And in God, I have found everything. "
Watch ..... - May 13, 2008
Watch your Thoughts, they become Words.
Watch your Words, they become Actions.
Watch your Actions, they become Habits.
Watch your Habits, they become Character.
Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny.
Jazz and Swing For Kids Available at Amazon.com - May 12, 2008
Back in Late 2006, Abby Burke, Scat Springs and a bunch of other folks were asked to do an album that both Parents and Kids would enjoy...well, the product is "Jazz and Swing for Kids." Brought by Genius +Love and produced by Danny Brooks, this album makes you tap your toes and shake your groove thing. You can here samples at Myspace.....
Fear.... - April 10, 2008
'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are we not to be. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
A & TMB RECORDED aLIVE! - March 20, 2008
On March 7th, 2008, A & TMB recorded Live at the French Quarter Cafe. Amid the Snow and the cold...some serious HOT GOSPEL FILLED BLUES Spilled out of the French Quarter Cafe. Songs like "Blue Rain," "Satisfied," and the fabulous "Sweet Honey from the Rock" are being mastered and will be available by mid may.....keep a look out!
RAY CHARLES TRIBUTE HITS TUCSON ARIZONA! - April 18, 2007
In march of 2008, Abby Burke along with her friends in music, Janet Kenyon and Nickie Conley will appear along side Charles' protege Ellis Hall with the Tucson Arizona Symphony. Maestro George Albert Schram will be conducting. For more infor go to: http://www.tucsonsymphony.org/
"She's Your Dream Girl..." - March 26, 2007
Abby Burke was one of 3 fabulous women hired to be the practice voices on the "Pocket Songs-you sing the hits Songs from Dream Girls." Abby is featured on: Love you I do, And I am Telling You I'm Not Going and Listen...so want to learn from some of the best in the business? Pick up the disc and Sing Along!
Abby Burke Records with the Nashville Symphony - December 30, 2006
In November of 2006 the Naxos Label released "Fancy Free" the Leonard Bernstein Ballet which was recorded by the Nashville Symphony! Featured in the opening strains is vocalist ABBY BURKE!!!
SONGS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD WINS BEST CHILDRENS ALBUM GRAMMY 2006! - January 12, 2006
2 time Grammy Producer Denis Scott invited Abby Burke to be a prt of this project. She provided BGV's for several of the artsits including Donna Summers....