LOS ANGELES, CA (July 28, 2015) CoffeeTalk JAZZ Magazine (CTJM) announces the release of its Spring/Summer 2015 edition. Available in print and digital formats via the online store of its sister entity CoffeeTalk JAZZ Radio at www.coffeetalkjazzradio.com/magazine, this third edition of the groundbreaking magazine focuses on family.
Editor-in-Chief Ms. Bridgette Y. Lewis and her talented staff present insightful and in-depth interviews with jazz legend Gerald Albright, one of the biggest stars of R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz, and his daughter Selina Albright, a rising Star in her own right. The magazine also includes interviews with Phil Upchurch and wife Sonya Maddox, contemporary urban jazz band DW3, and Italy’s The Brothers Lombardo.
Continuing the family theme, the Spring/Summer issue adds a new column, The Reading Room, which will share special human-interest stories. “For our inaugural [Reading Room] story, we are thrilled to feature a gentleman who is changing the world with his message and his voice—Chief Diversity Officer of Walgreens, Dr. Steve Pemberton, who definitively shows us why ‘Family Matters’,” said Ms. Bridgette. In the magazine, she “chats” with the author and his wife Tonya about his book A Chance In The World and how sharing his story has strengthened the legacy of his family.
The Spring/Summer issue also features artist spotlights on musical chameleon Leah Zeger, rising saxophonist star Ryan Kilgore, vocalist Morgan Mallory, and ceiling-shattering saxophonist Theresa Grayson. With informative articles on other jazz greats, reviews on jazz albums, and updates on annual industry events (like this year’s America’s Got Talent® auditions, the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, the Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards, and the iHeart Music Awards), the Spring/Summer edition of CTJM provides a wealth of information on what’s hot and not to be missed in the jazz industry this season.
As with this issue, future editions of the magazine will continue to bring music enthusiasts and industry followers articles focused on the following topics: Music Night Life, Wine and Jazz Events, Indie Artists, Published Book Author Interviews, Celebrity Interviews, Red-Carpet Events, Music Awards Shows, Film Premiers, Broadway Productions, and the Top Jazz Hot Spots.
ABOUT COFFEETALK JAZZ MAGAZINE – Owned by E. Hudson POP Corporation, a Delaware corporation, CoffeeTalk JAZZ Magazine (CTJM) was created by Ms. Bridgette Y. Lewis, the Founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles-based CoffeeTalk JAZZ Network. With over twenty years combined experience as a broadcaster, emcee host, red-carpet presenter, and radio personality, Ms. Bridgette has soared to the top of the industry as one of the go-to professionals. CTJM serves as an extension of Ms. Bridgette’s award-winning Internet radio broadcast CoffeeTalk JAZZ Radio. The company produces the magazine in both an online digital and print edition. As CoffeeTalk JAZZ Network continues to grow, it gives an ever-widening audience an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the best musicians, jazz vocalists, and book authors around the world. To succeed in her mission of serving, preserving, promoting and elevating all things jazz, Ms. Bridgette works tirelessly on many levels to raise awareness of the rising stars within the music community and to empower the future of jazz by educating children through the Edward B. Bass Gift of Music Foundation, which aims to use music and the arts to educate, inspire, and create a venue for social change within the education system.