Nate Birkey / Press

“He exemplifies in music what the American poet, James Wright, called “the pure clear word”—honest, heartfelt expression that never lapses into sentimentality or self-pity.”

Vic Schermer - All About Jazz

“Birkey’s music has been described as introspective and subtle. It is more than that; it is a manifestation of a remarkable talent.”

Seymour Spilka - Cabaret Scenes

“Without question, this is one of the gems in this year’s batch of holiday releases.”

Lee Mergner - Jazz Times