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EDITOR’S NOTE Who We Are CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine was created as a platform to promote, introduce, market, and shine a spotlight on new artists, indie artists, jazz legends and Women in music. We are a national and international multicultural communications brand bringing music storytellers from every corner of the globe through our award-winning radio broadcast and our digital magazines. We share musician’s backstories their shining music moments, challenges, hopes, dreams, and plans for the future. We give you a delicious glimpse into jazz hot spots, jazz festivals, wonderful places to travel, great food, on-location interviews with today’s independent artist while discussing the vibrant history of jazz, arts education, and music’s future. In the January 2023 issue we are pleased to share the musical backstories for our cover artist and our feature story Patrice Isley. Her 5-Octave music range lends itself to various genres of music, from R&B, funk, soul, jazz, and gospel. I’d like to introduce my readers to Susannah B. (aka Susannah Blinkoff) she is an accomplished singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and actor. Her music is winning international film awards. Susannah has been a supporter of Union Station Homeless Services for almost 15 years - a non-profit organization committed to helping homeless individuals and families rebuild their lives. Yulia Petrova is a multi-award-winning composer and pianist Her extraordinary & exquisite technique as an artist & composer can be traced back to the earliest days of her childhood. Peggy Ree White is the Founder and CEO of OMG Women Outreaching Women (OMG W.O.W) a 501 c3 Non-Profit organization offering support to black women through education, coaching, mentorship, and inspiration and OMG Consulting Group. Music producer and keyboardist David Williams started his musical career as an MC/DJ during the iconic era of Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, and Grandmaster Flash. He discusses in detail his passion for music on the “Musician’s Corner.” Artist Spotlight. Enjoy the comprehensive and in-depth coverage and insightful profiles of emerging and established indie artist, actors in every issue.

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“Visionary Spotlight”

“Hitting the High Notes”

Peggy White

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Cassia

“Let’s Eat”

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David Williams

“The Musician’s Corner”

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Yulia Petrova “Jazz Watch”

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Sam First

“The LA Jazz Scene’s Best Kept Secret”

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Scottsdale

“Well Travelled”

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Susannah B “Artist Spotlight”

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The Conga Room “Jazz Hotspot”

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Patrice Isley

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San Francisco “Well Travelled”

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Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill

“L.A.’s Premiere Live Jazz and Dining Experience”

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The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies “Made by: Lisa J. Olin”

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Catalina Bar & Grill

“Holy Trinity of Hollywood Jazz Clubs”

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Four Seasons

“The Four Seasons Hotel in the Heart of Beverly Hills”

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico “Well Travelled”

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A Novel Idea

“Books in Bloom”


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Visionary Spotlight

Peggy White CEO of OMG Women Outreaching Women

“On behalf of OMG Women Outreaching Women, I want to again thank GLAAACC and the IKEA USCF for selecting OMG W.O.W. for this opportunity. Thanks to the IKEA USCF for their support and funding the grant. We appreciate the funds and will use it for general operating expenses. The funds could not have come at a better time. Easing the burden on our operations budget will enable us to proceed with funding our pilot program “How to start a successful business” which will be launching to support Black women entrepreneurs 18+ in early December. We are very fortunate to be members of the chamber and look forward to our continued partnership. ” -Peggy White @omgwowhq #IKEAFoundationBlackBusinessInitiative #IKEAFoundationBBI #glaaaccBBI #glaaacc

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Q. What is your organizations mission? By putting

perience the brunt of systemic injustice, which is then

God first, OMG Women Outreaching Women (OMG

reflected in life outcomes. Simultaneously, we are expe-

W.O.W.) is working together to help Black women reach

riencing the residual effects of a global pandemic that

higher levels of success. We are joined in faith, creat-

has led to a rapidly changing workforce, work culture,

ing a safe community for Black women, allowing them

and job seeker expectations.

a place to speak openly and to communicate their experiences among each other and to the public.

I want to provide support to Black women who were marginalized and excluded from opportunity before, and

Q. Tell us why you want to lead this organization?

who continue to be subjected to the devastating reper-

According to the 2018 State of Black Women in California

cussions of an inequitable system.

report, Black Women are more likely than any other race to be single breadwinners; live in poverty; face signifi-

The focused approach we are taking at OMG W.O.W.

cant barriers regarding pathways to success economi-

includes mentoring and skilling individuals for careers

cally, socially, and professionally; and have the highest

and entrepreneurship opportunities, not just jobs. We

death rates from preventable diseases.

are offering career pathways that have a high economic growth potential. It also involves ending the cycle

Also, Black women make just fifty-eight cents for every

of poverty for families by ensuring individuals passing

white man’s dollar, an appalling wage gap caused by

through the programs and services are no longer em-

systemic racism and sexism and this country’s contin-

ployed in poverty work. Working intensively with clients

ued legacy of devaluing Black women’s labor. The Com-

who need specialized mentoring, skills, and opportuni-

mittee for a Greater Los Angeles “No Going Back Report”

ties, we help our clients overcome the barriers that have

notes that our region was built on structures designed

prevented them from obtaining economic indepen-

to maintain the privileged by intentionally excluding and

dence.

marginalizing others. Q. Both a leader and a manager. How do you see these I propose dismantling those structures and prioritizing

roles intersecting? I see leadership as an opportunity to

how resources will be directed to achieve a more ac-

set vision and rally around a common goal. Oftentimes,

countable community driven by outcomes centered on

the best leaders lead without authority or an official

racial equity.

title. Leaders are seen as individuals who are driven in purpose. They are role models for the tasks, objectives,

I want to lead this organization because I want to lead

and work and hand. Seemingly driven by grit and pas-

the charge, supporting women who look like me. I have

sion to get to the desired results, bringing the everyone

a burning desire to take what I have learned and lead

with them with no more intent than creating a winning

from the enterprise level. This is a movement. It is im-

culture.

portant that our voices as Black women be heard. The community needs to learn about the status of Black

Management is more mechanical a title. I see this role

women.

as more of an officiator responsible for running a play, making sure everyone is clear on their responsibilities

Why? To achieve a just society. We must recognize that

and making sure they follow the rules. Good managers

people of color, and especially Black Americans, ex-

provide resources and tools, clarity, and direction.

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Q. Our Readers would really like to learn more about the work you do, please share. OMG W.O.W. provides

Our work will make a difference because it will help

support to Black women who were marginalized and

address the major concerns and needs of Black women.

excluded from opportunity before, and who continue to

As a result of accomplishing the mission and vision, the

be subjected to the devastating repercussions of an in-

number of successful businesses among Black women

equitable system. The focused approach we are taking

will increase, many will become self-sufficient, over-

includes mentoring and skilling individuals for careers

come hunger and poverty, increase their scholastic

and entrepreneurship opportunities, not jobs, which

development, achieve a decrease in unemployment,

offer career pathways and have a high growth potential.

see an improvement in wealth gap, experience im-

It also involves ending the cycle of poverty for families by ensuring individuals passing through the programs and services are no longer employed in poverty work. Collaborating intensively with clients who need specialized mentoring, skills and opportunities, we help our clients overcome the barriers that have prevented them from obtaining economic independence. These proof points are sobering, and a constant reminder that the road to independence for Black women can be arduous, unsteady and limiting. But it does not have to be that way. Black women can win. We can build generational wealth. We can experience loving, fruitful, long-term partnerships. and we can enjoy rich, healthy, amazing lives. Q. What is your most successful program and why? Give me your best example of the way you have seen your organization’s work make a difference. OMG W.O.W. aims to join Black women in faith and address educations needs in five areas: Finance, Relationships, Entrepreneurship, Spirituality and Health (FRESH). Although every aspect of our educational program is successful even if it helps lead one Black women on the road to success. However, our vision will be fulfilled as we see Black women who participate in our pilot program “How to start a successful business” realize their entrepreneurship dreams and become more self-suffi-

provement in their health and well-being, and overall,

cient. Black women are highly educated. They are ambi-

we expect that families’ lives and communities will be

tious. They are business owners forging their own paths.

enriched. OMG W.O.W. will collaborate with other orga-

Their drive to succeed is often not just for themselves,

nizations to garner legislative support at all levels of

but also to lift our communities.

government and businesses for programs and process-

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es that support the strengthening of the families and

ness development. Career Counseling will include work-

communities. This project structure provides essential

shops and coaching on dressing for business success,

opportunities especially for Black women.

mock interviewing, resume creation, job search, following up and writing thank you letters, and more.

Q. What are the areas of opportunity for your organization? What could you do better? OMG W.O.W. is a new

Q. Do you have a strategic Plan? OMG W.O.W. utilizes

and dynamic program. Led by a Black woman, for Black

volunteers, community organizations, public entities,

women, the program offers a safe space to level the

private foundations, and ambitious stakeholders to

playing field and give historically excluded populations

support its efforts. By braiding individual, private, and

a

philanthropic dollars, we provide a collaborative, com-

bet-

prehensive approach to services that meet the needs

ter

of our participants so they may begin, or remain on, their pathway to success. So far, OMG W.O.W. has raised funding through fundraiser events, grants, board giving, and donations. Also, we will continue to leverage other resources to expand and enhance program services. Virtual platforms for implementing workshops have found remarkable success as they offer participant flexibility, keep costs minimal, and allow OMG W.O.W. the opportunity to serve a larger audience. Many services will remain virtual to help ensure long-term viability. Q. What three key things you are trying to accomplish with your plan? Shape the environment for the advancement of Black women through live and virtual engagements to: 1.

Enhance Black women’s lives within their families, careers, and communities.

2.

Empower Black women with the tools, resources, and inspiration to share their powerful stories.

3.

Enable access to a revolutionary mentorship program that focuses on finance, relationships, entrepreneurship, spirituality, and health

We will do this through our Membership, Mentorship, and our enrollees in our successful completion of the “How to chance for success. We hope to bridge the equity gap,

start a successful business” masterclass.

helping the economy thrive as Black women become fully able to participate in, and contribute to, the work-

Q. Is there anything that you wish more people knew

force. Another opportunity for OMG W.O.W. is to provide

about your organization or the issues you are trying

individualized services in career counseling and busi-

to solve? For a Black woman to make it, in America, it

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let’s eat

Cassia is a member of the Rustic Canyon Family and is a partnership between husband-and-wife duos Bryant Ng & Kim Luu-Ng and Josh Loeb & Zoe Nathan.

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Taking its roots from Bryant and Kim’s culinary heritage and experiences, Cassia celebrates the fresh, vibrant flavors of Southeast Asia, striking a unique balance of soulful, ancestral cuisine and a California sensibility, utilizing the best quality ingredients from local farmers. Since opening in 2015, Cassia has earned critical acclaim from the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Bon Appétit, GQ and more, along with a James Beard semifinalist nomination for “Best New Restaurant” in 2016 and Michelin Plate recognition in 2021. Bryant is also a 2022 James Beard finalist for “Best Chef – California” after being a semifinalist in 2017. WEBSITES Shop – Cassia (cassiala.com) Cassia – Santa Monica, Calif. (cassiala.com)

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is a phenomenal feat. In corporate jobs, we are labeled

We are the fastest-rising entrepreneurial group, yet

the “fixer work horse” who gets it done, yet we do not

according to entrepreneur.com, out of $85 billion in ven-

see equal pay. We enroll at higher rates than men into

ture capital funding in 2017, Black women-led startups

college, yet once we make it into the world of work, we

raised an average of just $36,000. It takes the typical

become stagnate and watch our majority counterparts’

Black woman 19 months to be paid what an average

inch closer to the C-suite.

white man takes home in twelve.

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- For every 100 men promoted to manager, only 58 Black

lift themselves up and their entire community.

women see the same opportunity. Black women are far

“We as Black women design complete worlds in our

more likely to have their judgment questioned in their

minds. We fix. We produce. We mobilize. We execute

area of expertise; 41% have had this experience, com-

with beauty and majesty, and we give 150 percent - but

pared to 29% of men.

our talents, gifts and contributions go unsung, get reclaimed or are systematically stripped away by people

Yet still we rise…

who feel threatened by our success.

OMG W.O.W. founder Peggy Ree White has experienced these challenges after spending much of her career in

Q. Now I would like to better understand how you are

corporate America, working for Fortune 500, logistics,

funded and what your greatest needs are. We are

and pharmaceutical companies. Her vision for OMG

funded through in-kind donations, private donations,

W.O.W., however, was realized the day she was forced

grants, and sponsorships. Our greatest need is the

out of her vehicle, surrounded by LAPD officers, and

funding for our pilot program “How to start and Busi-

made to stare down the barrel of an officer’s gun, in a

ness”. This program is educating Black women business

case of mistaken identity.

startups and entrepreneurs

“In those moments, as six patrol cars surrounded me,

Q. Where does most of your funding come from?

I was powerless. I knew that to them my life did not

Currently from grants. However, we would like to in-

matter,” she said. “They did not care that I had degrees,

crease our private donations and corporate sponsor-

a powerful job and that I was somebody’s mother. They

ships.

saw a Black woman - someone who was easily dispensable. But through the grace of God, I raised my hands

Q. What percentage of your budget comes from pri-

above my head and stayed in control, not allowing

vate donations, and what do private donations help

those officers to know the rage, the fear and turmoil I felt

you do that your other sources of funding do not cover?

inside.

Private donations represent 20% of all donations. Again, we would like to increase our private donations specifi-

“I learned this from corporate America - how to present

cally because these donations help with operating cost.

with a respectful demeanor, even when it was unde-

Private donations will enable us to acquire office space

served - and this time it might have saved my life.”

and hire much needed staff.

God later gave Peggy the vision to create a platform for

Q. What are your most urgent needs? Our greatest

Black women, where they could share their stories, grow

need is program funding.

from each other, and develop a sisterhood of support. “If we just had a safe space to share, how much stron-

Q. What would make the greatest difference in helping

ger would we be? How much more of a support system

your organization get better at what it does? We are

could have? What kinds of life saving, career altering,

also in need of a CRM (customer relationship manage-

trajectory-changing strides could we make?”

ment) system that will integrate all our processes and data. The system would improve productivity and make

Peggy believes that if people really understood the sta-

it easier to tract our progress.

tus of Black women, and if more Black women believed how amazing they were, they would have the power to

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How it Started Before the Funktastic Players there was the AP Crew

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DAVID WILLIAMS JAZZ ON THE FUNKY SIDE rap acts, like all producers from the era, Williams sampled soul, jazz, and funk records from the 70s. With a thirst to re-create his own original soul and jazz music, he went beyond just sampling musical compositions. As the years passed by, the talented artist found himself finally free to do the music he always wanted to do and just the way he had in mind. Having worked in the industry his entire adult life for various independent record labels, he was able to understand the driving mantra of

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compose music that people can relate to, enjoy, and feel.

Marcus H. Mitchell

“Social Music Artist “ Marcus H. Mitchell is not only an established saxophonist, he is also CEO and President of 24th Music, a division of MHM Entertainment Group, a multi-faceted entertainment company . Marcus has worked with many artists such as Mike Phillips, Kim Waters, Peter White, Destiny’s Child, Marcus Johnson, The Rippingtons, Paul Taylor just to name a few. He performed at the 3rd Annual Jazz Festival at Cooper’s Field in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Marcus has also headlined at the legendary Blues Alley Jazz Club in Washington, D.C. on

Kevin Croom

As a producer, songwriter and audio engineer Kevin Croom has few peers. His musical journey began at the age of 12 when he learned to play the bass. “I would listen and learned to play old school funk and R&B like Cameo, Parliament, Slave and jazz artists like Billy Cobham, Stanley Clark and the Yellowjackets”. A local singer/ keyboardist took him under his wing and taught him music theory and concepts. He gave him an opportunity to get experience by playing in local nightclubs and jazz lounges. Realizing he had a talent for composing, Kevin learned to play keyboards. He graduated from the Omega School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences to further round out his skills. Since then, Kevin has played professionally with a host of musicians and bands. He uses that experience to write and

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several occasions and other prominent venues world-wide. Marcus’ CD entitled Jumpin is the first release under 24th Music and is being distributed worldwide along with other 24th Music projects from flautist Trey Eley and critically-acclaimed super group “THE JAZZ BOYZ”. Marcus’ most profound release 20 features Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber and a host of others with 100,000+ streams world-wide.


David Prince

Playing guitar, creating, and sharing tunes with others, are what I like to do. I grew up listening to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, and the Isley Brothers. Strangely, one of my biggest musical influences is James Brown (and the great musicians with whom he worked). Now, I have to add Kool and the Gang, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago and the Ohio Players (love those horns). And yes, even folk: John Denver, James Taylor, and Carol King. Where would any of us be without Stevie Wonder? That said, I like music to be innovative, so I give “props” to the hip-hop community, in particular, J Dilla - one of the most creative artists ever (incredible bass lines)! For now, I share with everyone: “Generations,” a compilation of music ideas spanning forty years created by co-producers Chris Williams and Kevin Croom. Please enjoy, and remember: “Music is the Message!”

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Q. Who or what inspired you to make music? This

Q. What is the best advice you’ve been given?

might sound strange for a jazz artist but The Sugarhill

Do you, whatever that is? Write what you like and don’t

Gang started it all for me. After I heard Rappers Delight

try to please anyone else. I spent my early years trying

I was hooked! From there I started writing rhymes and

to be the next big thing till I realized I was going nowhere

lyrics, joined a rap group (The AP Crew), learned to

and got off that treadmill. Now I write what I like and

dee-jay, worked at WEBB radio doing special remixes,

that’s good enough for me. It’s the same advice I give

bought a keyboard and taught myself how to play,

other artists who ask.

accepted an offer to become Jamm City Records’ lead producer and the rest is history! It’s a fascinating story

Q. If you could change anything about the industry,

if you would like to hear it sometime!

what would it be? That’s easy. I would change the current royalty structure for streams and downloads. I miss

Q. What is your creative process like? I always go back

the old days when people bought albums and 12” singles

to my roots and listen to classic late-80s hip hop. At

and you could make some real money.

heart, I’m still a hip-hop beatmaker/producer which means everything starts with the drums. Once I’m happy

Q. What’s next for you? I will spend the next six months

with the drum track I’ll build from there. This is where the

promoting and supporting this album then begin laying

jazz artist in me kicks in. I start hearing bass lines, chord

the groundwork for the next project. Kevin and I have

structure, horn arrangements, and so forth all the while

often talked about collaborating with or writing for an

trying to create just the right groove. It’s just as the title

artist with a higher profile than ours. It’s what we have

of our latest album says, it’s Jazz on the funky side!

always wanted to do.

Q. What musical team of producers would you most

Q. Are you a part of a music or artistic family?

like to collaborate with? That’s a tough one for me to

My father played several instruments when I was a kid.

answer. While I’ve been in the industry most of my adult

He would often take me with him to the sheet music

life I am relatively new to the jazz scene. so I will say this.

store. He could read and write music. His favorite in-

Any well-known established artist who likes what we

strument to play was the organ. Every day after work he

do and would want a touch of the Funktastic Players on

would play for hours. It was his way

their next project can get in touch with me. I’m open to

to unwind.

listening! Q. What skills are the most useful as a musician? Q. What is your favorite song to perform? We are not

The ability to be self-sufficient, adaptable, and to keep

gigging at the moment but I can tell what song I really

up with the latest trends in music technology. Because I

enjoyed putting together. I really enjoyed working on

can do everything myself I don’t have to send jobs out. I

Free Your Soul. It was a song Dave wrote and wanted it

am the mix and mastering engineer, the videographer,

included in the project. It came together nicely and is

the graphic designer, and whatever else I need to be to

pretty much my favorite song on the album .

get my projects recorded. I also feel it’s very important

Q. Which famous musicians do you admire? Bluey from

to keep up with the ever-changing trends in audio re-

Incognito, Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright, and Jeff

cording and learning how the music business works now

Lorber to name a few.

as opposed to 20-30 years ago! It’s a different ball game now!

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Jazz Watch Pianist and Composer

Yulia Petrova The roots of Yulia Petrova’s extraordinary & exquisite

her future to follow.

technique as an artist & composer today, can all be

Embracing versatility and the creative freedom

traced back to the earliest days of her childhood,

inherent in truly expressive music, Yulia went on to

when she first discovered her connection to music

excel through her years studying theory & com-

by learning how to play piano at the age of five.

position at the conservatory, while also testing out

Though extremely young at the time, it was instantly

her talents in live performances in local bands, and

clear she had a genuinely special gift and excep-

supporting other artists with her passionate instru-

tional talent for her age, and it was only three years

mentation. With an intense understanding of how

later before Yulia began to compose her very first

to use music as our universal language, and how

songs, establishing her passions & pathway forward

to connect the hearts & minds of listeners through

in life.

her God-given talents – Yulia went from working & teaching from a young age, to dreaming about

With a natural skillset that was undeniably unique,

taking that all-important next step, and recording

Yulia attended a dedicated music conservatory

her own original songs.

in the city of Novosibirsk in Russia, and continued to educate herself both inside & outside of school.

In 2016, Yulia’s stunning debut single “Storm” featur-

While she studied Classical music during her teen-

ing the legendary talents of guitarist Sergey Igna-

age years, she also expanded her palette in listen-

tov verifiably proved she was a sonic force to be

ing outside of school-hours, soon learning that her

reckoned with, and immediately solidified her place

interests included Rock, Blues, Fusion, and eventually,

in the music-scene. An authentic tour-de-force –

even Jazz. Yulia’s love for multiple styles of music

since its release, “Storm” has gone on to receive wild

would come in more than handy – before she was

critical acclaim, winning the top honors at the Los

even finished with her studies, she was already

Angeles Film Awards, the Lonely Seal Internation-

writing original songs for advertising companies

al Film & Music Festival, the American Songwriting

and teaching her own students. Her diverse musical

Awards, and the Hollywood Songwriting contest – all

taste pointed towards her destiny, and helped shape

in 2019!

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throughout the international scene with recognition for best performances, best songwriter, and best original songs. Truly blessed to be able to share her talents with each & every one of you listening all around the world, Yulia has achieved another milestones in 2021, with her single “The Love Of God” winning Best original music/song at the Nieves International Christian Film Festival and with her song “For You” winning another award Best song at Barcelona International Film Festival-2021. In addition to the release of another new song to add to her catalog and growing legacy, she’s also put out the beautifully jazzy, vibrantly colorful & remarkably catchy new singles “Perfect Love”, “Why did it come our that way?”, “Goodbye”, “Morning Melody”, “Sign of love”, “Under the dancing moon, under the singing sky” online for all to enjoy, as Yulia puts the finishing touches & details into her highly-anticipated upcoming debut full-length Jazz album called Best Wishes. The year 2022 has began for Yulia with two silver medals at an international competition Global Music Awards for the song “The Love of God” in categories: composition and impact on the listener: motivational/inspiring. With a second album to follow, designed specifically with inspirational music to be played live in churchYulia would go on to continue to impress listeners all around the globe & take home even more awards as she emerged as an artist with a bright future ahead. In fact, she’s never released a song that hasn’t been selected for anything less than the top spot in competitions to-date, with 2019’s “Where There Is Nothing To Say” & her collaboration with Joel McCray on “King Of Kings,” and 2020’s “For You” featuring Grammy Award-winning producer Madukwu Chinwah, all being recognized in various ways

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es, Prayers and Dreams will bring Yulia’s songs straight to the people where they belong and help fulfill her destiny of bringing light, love, and inspiration to one & all, through music. Her most recent single titled “Keep The Faith” is making a global impact all over major radio stations in the US and all across the world. Her Jazz prowess continues to be remarkably noticeable to all Jazz music lovers and legends that have run the same race.


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Yulia Petrova


Q. What made you want to become a Singer? It happened naturally, I just wanted to sing as a child, expressing my emotions.

Perhaps the birds feel something similar.

Hollywood Songwriting Contest 2019

American Songwriting Awards 2019

Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay and Music Festival 2019Global Music

When my parents noticed that I love to sing, they tried to find me a music teacher who

started teaching me how to play the piano.

Thus began my professional life as a pianist and composer.

Q. What musical accomplishments do you

see yourself achieving in the next five to 10 years?

Awards

Winner ( “The Love of God”) •

Christian Online Film Festival 2022

Global Music Awards 2022

European Cinematography Awards-2021 “Best song” category

European Cinematography Awards-2022 “Best song” category

Nieves International Christian Film Festival 2021

Tracks Music Awards 2021

Winner (“Prayer in A minor”) •

Nieves International Christian Film Festival 2022

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Winner: “Perfect Love” •

Intercontinental Music Awards 2022

Love Wins International Film Festival 2022 honorable mention

Winner: “Under the Dancing Moon, Under the Singing Sky” •

Global Music Awards 2022

Winner “Sign of Love” •

World Songwriting Awards 2022

Accolade Global Film Competition 2022 “Music video”

Finalist: “Goodbye” •

World Songwriting Awards- fall 2021 in category “Best Jazz Song”

Finalist: “Prayer in A minor” •

World Songwriting Awards- spring 2022 in category “Best Gospel Song”

Semifinalist: “Sign of Love” (music video) •

International Music Video Awards- 2022

Paris Women Festival 2022

Rome Music Video Awards 2022

Q. Do you have any hobbies or interests out-

Christian Family Film Festival 2022 “Original side of music? Traveling, walking, gardening, Music” category cooking, reading, spending time with my famTracks Music Awards 2021

Winner: “For You” •

Awards 2022 (Bronze)

Barcelona International Film Festival 2021 “Best Song” category

Winner: “King of Kings” •

Los Angeles Film Awards 2019

European Cinematography Awards 2019 “Best song” category

Winner “Storm”

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ily and friends and many more. Q. Describe your favorite and least favorite part about being an indie artist? Honestly, I didn’t think about it yet. Q. What is it about music that makes drives

you? Music is universal. Under the same piece of music every time you can think about dif-

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ferent things. It encourages reflection, helps

Q. What would your life be like without mu-

to cheer up or calm down, helps to focus

sic? Life without music would be like a black

or relax. Music is our reflection of ourselves

and white movie, but it would not last long,

based on how we perceive it.

someone would still “add” colors.

Q . If you could have piping hot Coffee with

Q. Every movie has a favorite soundtrack.

be and why? I think communication with any

mind? The very first soundtrack that I remem-

any musician past or present, who would it

What movie or television show comes to

musician can enrich musically, besides, each

ber was the music for the television series The

person is an interesting unique personality.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Wat-

It’s probably more realistic to have coffee with

son (1979-1986) written by Vladimir Dashkev-

my musician friends on Facebook and discuss

ich. It came to my mind first.

new projects and possible collaborations. Q. What kind of music do you like to listen to

Q. Are you from a musical or artistic family? My parents were not professional musicians.

when you’re not performing? It depends on

My mother loved to listen to music and my fa-

the mood. Sometimes you want to listen to

ther could play the 7-string guitar and played

what you heard a long time ago, for example,

the piano a little. He was a creative person

Earth, Wind and Fire, or Stevie Wonder, and

and wrote magnificent poems. He even pub-

once completely new.

lished a book of poems, which I keep in my

Q. Did you remember the first music con-

library as a dear memory of my father.

cert you purchased tickets for? My very first

Q.What musicians do you admire most and

concerts that I attended were classical music

why? Those who, despite any difficulties,

concerts.

share their talent with others.

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Artist Spotlight Singer - Actor - Screenwriter

Susannah B Susannah B (aka Susannah Blinkoff) is an accomplished singer-songwriter, screenwriter and actor. A Los Angeles resident for most of her adult life, Susannah grew up in Manhattan as the daughter of well-known Broadway composer/lyricist Carol Hall. From an early age, Susannah was acting off-Broadway and singing professionally in NYC clubs. At Brown University, she met her longtime friend, director Drew Ann Rosenberg. As an actor, Susannah has appeared on Broadway and in film and TV. She cowrote the film BELLYFRUIT and collaborated on the title song with composer/producer Stephen Bray (Madonna, THE COLOR PURPLE). She is currently writing a comedic musical TV series with author Annabelle Gurwitch. As a singer, Susannah B has performed at many clubs in L.A. including Hotel Café and Catalina Jazz Club. She has released six albums of her own pop songs as well as an album of retro jazz standards. Most recent-

ly, Susannah B released a new electronic single “Moon & Sand (j. wells remix)”. Susannah B has a lifelong passion and dedication to philanthropy. She has been involved for many years with Peace4Kids and Kidsave, two organizations based in L.A. that support foster youth. Susannah has also taught weekly group-singing “Song Circle” classes in South L.A. to men who were transitioning back to society after being incarcerated -- some for decades. The song “I Just Want to Celebrate” was a favorite with those men, inspiring Susannah to record her own version of it on her album Far More and to remix into a highly danceable electronic version along with j. wells on her last EP. Susannah B lives with her husband, two teenage kids and their fluffy dogs in a newly redesigned house in Los Angeles, where she’s converted the garage into a performance space that she hopes to soon use for charity fundraiser shows.

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My new techno house remix, “Moon & Sand (j.wells Remix)” is out now. We had so much fun putting this together and we hope you enjoy it! Available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and more! The film Daddy’s Eyes was shared with the audiences of Awareness Film Festival, Lake Placid Film Festival, Baltimore International Black Film Festival, and LA Femme International Film Festival!

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Q.As an artist how would you describe your

last year, so it seemed like a natural extension of

with kind of spiritual, uplifting lyrics.

It was a tricky assignment because the song is an

music? My music is jazzy electronic groove

our collaboration to do a remix of “Moon & Sand”. older jazz standard written in 1939 (recorded by

Q.If you could have steaming hot coffee with

Chet Baker), so to make it cool and current, j. wells

any musician past or present who would it be

had to come up with a really modern musical track

and why? I think I’d like to have coffee with John

and I had to look at the structure of the song and

Lennon, because I’d love to experience his wicked

narrow it down to its most pure essence. I eliminat-

sense of humor up close. I’d sit at the piano with

ed lots of lyrics and essentially created a new hook

him and sing catchy choruses of pop songs — and

for our remix version.

I’d also talk to him about the challenges & possibilities of being an artist who stands for something political (like peace). Maybe we could write a song together! Q. What’s the most important aspect of a song? Is it the melody, the groove, or the beat? For me, the most important part of a song is ”the hook, “ the main part of the chorus that’s repeated over and over. I’ve always loved pop music and I love those kinds of songs that I can sing along to after I’ve only heard the chorus one time…to me, that’s a really successful pop song hook. Q. There are many incredible vocalists working in the industry - how do you find your voice? I think I have found new aspects of my voice by trying new things, like recording an album of jazz standards after many years of singing pop-rock songs, or playing around with remixing electronic versions of my earlier songs. I know that my voice doesn’t sound like lots of other people’s — which is good, because I think it’s distinct. Q. With an array of music producers to choose from, how did you decide what flavor your current single “Moon and Sand” would take? I love to collaborate and had a wonderful time working with producer j. wells on our “Deep Sessions” EP

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Q. Which instrument do you think best expresses or compliments your voice on stage? I have consistently had the most powerful reactions from the audience when I sing with only a custom-made hand pan that’s played by a percussionist. It’s such a beautiful, haunting sound — kind of like a steel drum but more delicate — and it sounds really great with my voice. I’ve used it on a few different songs — most recently, on my jazz album GIRL GONE WILDER for the song “Blackberry Winter”. For that, my producer John Ballinger wrote an arrangement for the hand pan that is just gorgeous. Q. Do you have a life motto? If so, what is it? There’s a book by Shonda Rhimes called “Year of Yes” — I loved the book, but I think even before I read it, I was living that “yes” approach, saying “yes” to things that came my way, particularly creative projects that have been outside my comfort zone. Like when I was an actress and someone asked me if I would write a stage play with them, and I’d never done that, but I did — and then that turned into an opportunity to write a screenplay version of the play, which I’d never done…but I said yes, and next thing I knew, I was a screenwriter with a produced film. If it feels exciting and scary, say “yes” — I think that’s my motto.

Q.How important is it to pass the music baton on to the next generation? I am very passionate about the healing power of music, particularly singing. I

think that music education in schools is incredibly important and because it has been cut from so many pub-

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sicians to raise funds to provide music for those kids who otherwise wouldn’t get an

opportunity to play an instrument or study

vocal technique. Music is an invaluable form of expression and that’s what the next generation needs to deal with the stresses and

challenges of our world...never mind the fact that music is so fun and uplifting for everyone!

Q. There are many land mines in the music business what is one or two a newcomer should avoid? I’ve been mostly an indie artist, so I’m not as experienced with “land mines” as some others

to do is to go into the recording studio and write a song. It’s incredibly satisfying and you can actually produce a really great song in a day, which is a rare feat! Writing scripts takes forever and acting and singing require a lot of rehearsal (at least for me) but going into the studio is just a blast. I grew up taking naps on leather couches at my mom’s recording sessions, so I think I love it because it feels like my childhood. I just love the isolation and the big sound board and the magic of recording. Q. What attracted you to begin a career as an actor? I grew up in New York City and went to tons of plays and musicals on and off Broadway

in the business called music. But I do know that

throughout my entire childhood. I was so moved

sticking to my own creative vision and taste has

by some of the performances I experienced as a

always been the most challenging part of being a

kid…seeing Lena Horne, Debbie Reynolds, Angela

songwriter.

Lansbury, Roger Rees — I could go on & on. I think I

Q. What’s the key to developing strong business relationships in the complicated arts and entertainment space? For me, being able to collaborate has been the key — and that means being able to take criticism from others and use it con-

wanted to do the same thing, to move people with my acting. Q. What has been your greatest accomplishment as an actor? I think my most recent film project DADDY’S EYES is the greatest accomplishment thus

structively to improve as an artist. It also means

far in my career as an actor because I am play-

being someone who’s easy to hang out with for

ing a character that was written for me — who is

many hours at a time, because that’s how record-

very different from myself, who I really got to hide

ing music goes. I also believe that like-minded

inside. In fact, after I finished shooting my scenes

people generally work well together in business

and took off my costume and wig, I walked onto

situations… for example, I’m not going to have

the film set and none of the crew recognized me,

someone representing me who is not going to

even though they had been watching me in front

behave the way I would want them behave in a

of the camera for the previous two days! So it was

negotiation, let’s say. I’m going to respond to folks

a chameleonic kind of experience for me as an

who have similar values to my own.

actor, yet I also had to find my own connection to

Q. Your background is fascinating. You are a multifaceted artist. Which aspect of the business do you enjoy most? Singing to a LIVE audience, writing a song, or acting? My favorite thing

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Patrice Isley 5-Octave, Singer-Songwriter & Recording Artist Patrice Isley is an American singer-songwriter. Her discography spans multiple genres and her narrative songwriting—has inspired countless music listeners. She has received praise for work and widespread media.

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Mindi Abair Recording Artist, Songwriter, Vocalist Mindi Abair is an American saxophonist, vocalist, author, and National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the organization that puts on the Grammy Awards show. Her solo career has produced ten No. 1 radio singles, two No. 1 Billboard Jazz CDs, and four more solo CDs that have landed No. 5 and above on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts. She was the featured saxophonist for the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, and performed with the rock band Aerosmith. Abair’s recordings have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards.

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Q. Who or what inspired you to make mu-

Q. Which famous musicians do you admire?

sic? God inspired me. It’s an assignment. Be-

Harry Belafonte, Nancy Wilson, Dionne Warwick,

fore I understood that, I would receive com-

Lala Hathaway, Rachelle Farrell, Lizzo.

pliments on my speaking voice while I was working for AT&T fresh out of college. From

Q.What is the best music advice you’ve been

there, I took voice lessons and had my instruc-

given? This one is tough because I had 2 pow-

tors tell me that told me I should “pursue” music

erful mentors that poured into me.... I mean

professionally. Currently, my main inspiration is

hours of preparation, insight, advice, and ac-

my husband, Myron Isley. I had “stopped trying”

countability. The first was Stu Gilliam, (RIP)

in the Music Business several years back. God

famed Comedian, Actor & Ventriloquist. His

used him to resuscitate me back into recording.

biggest advice from years of input was “Get ready before you hit, because once you do,

Q. What is your creative process like? My cre-

things will move so fast, you won’t have time to

ative process is one of complete surrender if

‘get ready.’” The other, equally important music

that makes sense. If I am sitting to write a new

advice, was from my long-time voice teacher,

song, for example, I go to a place of calm and

David Lee Brewer (architect of Beyonce`s voice

gratitude knowing that my writing is a gift from

from childhood and many, many others); “Take

God. I turn my recorder on and just flow. I go

care of your instrument.” He has poured years

back and listen to what happened and then

and lessons into me on how to do that. I am

work from there. If I am in a writing session with

grateful to BOTH.

a musician or producer, for example, I ask them to turn the mic on before they play live or play

Q. If you could change anything about the mu-

a track that they want me to hear. The way my

sic industry, what would it be and why? I would

gift works, I usually hear a melody and lyrics

bring “real music,” and “real songs,” “real lyrics,”

right away. My writing is truly a gift from God.

quality music back to the forefront. Nothing

My Mom, a gifted schoolteacher, taught me to

against Hip Hop or Electric Dance Music and Pop,

write at the age of 2 and to read AND write by the age of 3 years old. I wrote my 1st song at 3 called, “Come to the sea with me and have a cup of tea.” I could rhyme and write back then, lol! I wrote the song to make my mom happy, actually. I still recall the night table and lace doily I left the song on by her bedside. Q. What is your favorite song to perform? My current favorite is “Patrice’s Groove,” my single featuring Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra.

but I miss great songs versus great “beats” at the front of the business. I would also change things so musicians and Artists could get paid for their music- streaming, views and so forth. They do pay, but the algorithmized amount is so tiny- unless you are a huge hit- and even then. Q. Do you have life’s motto or favorite scripture? Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

Q. When you listen to music does it transports to a different place and time? Most definitely!

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Q. What did this project “Patrice’s Groove”

I have been blessed to sing and tour the world

mean to you post production? I was so happy!

with many legendary artists like Barry White,

The producer, Erik Dennis and I celebrated! We

Teddy Pendergrass, Gladys Knight, El DeBarge,

brought Erik in town to record (right at the top

Coolio, gospel music artists such as Andrae`

of the pandemic) and we were able to safely

Crouch, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Marvin Winan’s,

get multiple songs done. We recorded at Tom

Israel Houghton and more. I worked in the studio

Schuman’s studio and when Tom heard what we

and on television, multiple times, and I even sang

did, he plugged up his keyboard and wanted in

demos for Death Row Records at one point. I en-

on “Patrice’s Groove,” specifically. He played

joy writing and singing in multiple music genres

those amazing riffs in ONE TAKE. The three of us

(Blues, Jazz, R&B, Latin, Classic Rock and more). I

looked at each other when he was finished, and

have a 5-octave range and I feel blessed when-

we knew a ‘divine encounter’ had just occurred.

ever I can use my voice to spread hope and love.

We knew we had a song to bring GROOVE, peace and relaxation to people with “Patrice’s Groove.”

I absolutely LOVE being in the studio! Because

It meant a lot.

of my writing gift, I am able to create new music very quickly. I know it is a gift and I am grateful. I

Q. What do you want readers to know about

have written music that has been used a theme

you? I want readers to know that I am a grateful

song, music cues, as well as songs to inspire peo-

Recording Artist and that I have a lot more music

ple.

to share. I am originally from Houston, TX, and

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I am a trained actress and have done theatre,

music is music that is well constructed, orches-

had a commercial run and a few other experi-

trated well and has a message that moves peo-

ences. I can be reached and followed at www.

ple. Because my voice is my instrument, I believe

Patrice Isley.com and followed on social media @

songs should have a great vocal on them! Grow-

patriceisley. I love God/Jesus and I am thankful to

ing up, I loved listening to great voices (my opin-

have this opportunity with CoffeeTalk Jazz Maga-

ion) like Barbra Streisand, Minnie Riperton, Melba

zine.

Moore, and Barry White (to name a few). Junior

Q. What your definition of great music? Great

High School it was Chaka Kahn, Natalie Cole and

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lots of “groups” like De Barge, The Jacksons, L.T.D.,

clubs when I was in college at Marquette Univer-

Steve Perry (Journey), The Dazz Band, Michael

sity! I had two 12-inch albums: “Your Smile,” sung

McDonald (Doobie Brothers). By college, it was

by Angela Winbush and “Kiss Away The Pain,”

Phyllis Hyman, Regina Belle, Patti LaBelle, and An-

sung by Patti LaBelle. I would whip out either of

gela Winbush.

those at the club and get grocery money for the next couple of weeks from the cash winnings!

As a matter of fact, I used to get extra money

Lol! It never dawned on me to “pursue” music

from winning singing contests in Milwaukee night

professionally at the time.

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My Dad has a beautiful singing voice and would

see I had God’s hand on my life.

sing Sam Cooke licks throughout the house or Eddie Kendricks (Temptations) when I was young.

At a certain point, however, God told me that to

My 2 sisters and I loved it! He could do those high

get to the next level in my career, I would have

notes and go all the way down to the richest bass

to accept a mate. I fought it initially because this

and baritone notes as well. He always sang. I be-

business is rough without having the right kind

lieve his voice inspired me to know I could reach

of mate; secure & non-jealous (late nights, fan

multiple octaves.

admiration, studio sessions at all hours, and then emotions and feelings music stirring potentially

Q. What musical team of producers would you

as you create).

most like to collaborate with? David Foster, Quin-

cy Jones, Diddy, Jay Z, CeeLo Greene

At the end of the day, I did marry “God’s Choice” for me, and it has been a blessing. My husband

Q. How important is it to have a supportive part-

has been my biggest inspiration and supporter,

ner or family member to support you in the mu-

provider, prayer partner and warrior. He claps the

sic business? It has been very important. When I

loudest at my successes and has been a soft pil-

was single, I loved touring, recording, & traveling.

low during my toughest lessons. He has spoken

I was blessed to work with over 30 major artists

truth when I needed to hear it and has advised

doing so, without and agent or a manager ever

me at the proper times. He sacrifices so much to

booking me. I had a strong work ethic and now

help me with my God-given music mission.

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WELCOME TO SAN FRANCISCO Whether you’re a first visitor or long-time local, San Francisco’s Golden Gate welcomes all. This is the place to find out about all things San Francisco, and how you can safely experience the best of the city. Our Gate is Open, and we can’t wait to welcome you!

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-milewide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the U.S.

city of San Francisco, California—the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula—to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. It also car-

ries pedestrian and bicycle traffic, and is designated as part of U.S. Bicycle Route 95. Being declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engi-

neers, the bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco and California. It was initially designed by engineer Joseph Strauss in 1917. The bridge was named for the Golden Gate strait, the channel that it spans.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is an American museum that features the life and legacy

of Walt Disney. The museum is located in The Presidio of San Francisco, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. The museum retrofitted and expanded

three existing historic buildings on the Presidio’s Main Post. The principal building, at 104 Montgomery Street, faces the Parade Ground, and opened on October 1, 2009.

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See the sights of San Francisco as you explore at your own pace Hear the history and hidden stories of the city with entertaining digital audio Cross the Golden Gate Bridge aboard a double-decker bus Take in sweeping views of San Francisco Bay Explore historic neighborhoods such as Fisherman’s Wharf and Haight-Ashbury

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Spruce San Francisco restaurant

Spruce’s decor is about as posh as San Francisco restaurant interiors get: Elegant without being stuffy, expect white tablecloths, leather chairs, a marbled bar, and dark tones, all under a cathedral ceiling. Even the liquor bottles are organized by color. The food is Californian cuisine through and through (try the spiced duck breast roasted to perfection, served with fennel marmalade, roasted beats, and pears).

Empress By Boon—from Malaysia-born Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon Opened its doors in June 2021, debuting a fully restored interior that modernizes the historic Empress of China space while keeping some of its original woodwork. Chef Ho presents a prix fixe menu at a startingly reasonable rate of $98, as well as a separate small bites menu that’s served in a trendy bar area. The menu focuses on modern takes on traditional Cantonese fare prepared with local ingredients, many from the restaurant’s own organic farm in Gilroy, California. 96

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The Cable Cars Are Back! There is nothing quite like riding a cable car up and down the hills of San Francisco. While they symbolize the early innovation that made the city iconic, the experience of riding a cable car is timeless. The cable car experience starts while waiting at the cable car turnarounds (at Powell or at California and Market Streets) or along the routes, waiting for the cable cars to approach. Once you hop on the cable car, you can either find a seat or hold on to the handles as you hang on for the ride. The cable car gripmen handle the grips to move the cars. And let’s not forget about the cable car bell ringing. You can hear it from blocks away. It’s used to get the attention of intersecting traffic. COFFEETALK JAZZ MAGAZINE

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Today we’d like to introduce you to Ran Zimon. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I started baking in the year 2000 in my home country Israel. In 2007, I came for a visit in LA and so a lack of local bread bakeries. I decided to stay, and in 2010 I opened the Bread Lounge in the Art District Downtown. It started as a wholesale bakery, supplying local restaurants, and in mid-2012 we opened our cafe at the same location, where we are serving fresh bread & pastries, sandwiches salads and more.

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Please tell us about Bread Lounge. We are specializing in European style bread and pastries. Our bakery/cafe in Downtown is open to the public seven days a week, and we supply baked goods to restaurants and coffee shops in LA and the surrounding areas. We are staying true to the art and tradition of baking, and even today each loaf COFFEETALK JAZZ MAGAZINE

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of bread we bake is made by hand. All of our breads are vegan and contain three basic ingredients; flour water and salt. We use natural yeast that we grow in our bakery, made of flour and water. What I am most proud of is the fact that today ten years after I started the Bakery, we are producing the same quality product and giving our customers exceptional customer service. That is all thanks to our amazing team, who cares about what they do, we love what we do, and we care about our customers.

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Fashion Forward Red Carpet To Reality Let’s be real: When it comes to red carpet looks, they might completely wow us, but they don’t always translate well into real life.

“We don’t just talk we CoffeeTalk” CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine is a national subscription-lifestyle music publication offering a curated guide to Music, fashion, beauty, health, philanthropy, arts and culture, cuisine, celebrities, and entertainment.

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L.A.’s Premiere Live Jazz and Dining Experience Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill is L.A.’s Premiere Live Jazz and Dining Experience managed by business partner and daughter, Eden Alpert. Vibrato offers world-class music and outstanding contemporary American cuisine. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a night of Live music, expertly prepared cuisine, and incredible cocktails in a sophisticated yet inviting atmosphere. Live Entertainment, Every Night. Vibrato Grill hosts some music talents in the world, Whether you’re hanging out at the bar celebrating your special occasion at one of your sweethearts’ tables, or just having a fun night out with friends, there will always be top-quality live music playing to make it and evening to remember.

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GIFT OF MUSIC FOUNDATION Instrument Donation Donated musical instruments drive many of the things we do at The Gift of Music Foundation. of someone who will cherish it and fully appreciate it’s value, and 2) it helps ensure that kids who want to learn to play are not held back by the costs of instruments and classes. Your donation is literally giving The Gift of Music!

Access to Music Education This program was started to assist in replacing music classes that have been eliminated by public schools. The Access to Music Education Program provides students in grades 3-5 with a 9-month begin-

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schools in an after-school environment. The curriculum focuses primarily on learning to read musical notes and play selected instruments, with classes meeting twice a week. The study is based on established educational guidelines provided by state and local authorities. Numerous studies have proven that students who learn music benefit in many other ways during this essential age window in a child’s overall development. Increases in cognitive and social skills are real. Students who learn music frequently perform better in academic areas and in the growth of crucial life skills.


As school budgets are stretched thin and artsbased programs are often the first to be eliminated

As a non-profit organization, our mission focuses

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Founder, Owner & Cake Lover series, Roswell and TV movie, Dying to Live. After fulfilling her dream of becoming a Producer in the film and television industry, Lisa decided to utilize her producing skills and start a new business of her own. Having a lifelong passion for cake and snack treats, Lisa set about to create a unique bakery where everyone’s cake craving could be satisfied (even the picky eaters!). Being an expert on eating cake, but not about baking cake, she set out to hire a pastry chef who shared her love of cake and tmet Elizabeth Belkind. Elizabeth worked with Lisa to develop a line of classic American snack treats

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WHERE WE ARE NOW ​

Cake Monkey products can be found in over 80 shops throughout the Southern California area and we ship nationwide through our own website, Goldbelly and DoorDash. Though no longer involved in the day to day operations of Cake Monkey, the recipes Elizabeth Belkind developed are made beautifully by the talented bakers at Cake Monkey, led by the talented Ana Monterroso, and have provided a strong foundation upon which we excitedly continue to create new

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Holy Trinity of Hollywood Jazz Clubs Catalina is often referred to as a member of the “Holy Trinity of Hollywood Jazz Clubs” (along with The Baked Potato and Herb Albert’s), and it’s not difficult to see why. Stumble into this iconic Sunset Blvd. club any night of the week, and there’s a decent shot you’ll catch one of the best jazz musicians in the country doing a live set. Despite being located underneath a nondescript office building, the acoustics in the room are fantastic and the intimate space means there really isn’t a bad room in the house. Reservations are recommended for big acts, and if you show up hungry, there’s a large menu filled with salads, pastas, and big plates of meat.

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here’s nothing better than taking in the sounds and atmosphere of A world-class entertainment destination, Sydney is known for its huge selection of genres of music at our fingertips. For many years, Sydney has been home to a large selection of amazing Jazz Bars and Clubs. Each of which celebrates the style of music in their own way, whilst showcasing some of the best homegrown and international talent. From classic jazz styled bars to modern interpretations of classic clubs we really are spoiled for choice. So if you’re looking to experience some amazing live jazz, look no further than our list of the 10 best jazz bars and clubs that Sydney has to offer.

Mini Golf A number of mini-golf courses have opened up around Sydney recently, our favorite being the folks over at Holey Moley. These guys know how to make your night extra special, providing unrivalled experiences across Sydney. More than just a mini-golf course, they are a bar that turns traditional putt-putt into a multi-sensory labyrinth of unique holes inspired by everything from your everyday to the fun of your childhood favas. With an atmosphere that resembles something of the 80s and 90s. This will be the craziest round of mini golf you’ll ever play. Travel north toward the luscious fertile lands of the Hunter Valley, one of the most famous wine growing regions in Australia. Delight and tantalize your taste buds, experience a variety of cellar doors and farm gate visits for local produce tastings.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico abo San Lucas, a resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, is known for its beaches, water-based activities, and nightlife. Playa El Médano is Cabo’s main beach, with outdoor restaurants and numerous bars. Past the marines Land’s End promontory, site of Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach) and El Arco, a natural archway in the sea cliffs. Cabo San Lucas Cabo San Lucas is a bustling hub for sport fishermen, cruise ships, handicraft vendors, water sport aficionados and nightlife seekers. Best known for its golden shores, celebrity sightings and nightlife, but that only scratches the surface of this enchanting destination. With farm-to-table dining options, world-class golf courses, natural wonders and historic neighborhoods, this town on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula is more than a mere sun-and-sand getaway spot within the larger Los Cabos area. Those seeking an exciting day on the water, an unforgettable dining experience or a legendary night out will love all the activities, sights and sounds downtown Cabo San Lucas has to offer. Don’t be fooled by the dreamy shore views this is the furthest thing from a sleepy seaside town. Nightlife, Dining, Water Sports.

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The area is considered the second fastest growing resort destination in all of Mexico and particularly busy with visitors during the winter high season, November to February.

San Jose del Cabo, the “Old Town”, which is nearest to the airport. San Jose has old Mexico charm and some shining new resorts. Cabo San Lucas, the “Main Town”, which is 20-some miles from the airport, and the entertainment hub of Cabo. The famous arch is in Cabo San Lucas. The Corridor, the highway which connects San Jose and Cabo San Lucas, which is now lined with golf courses, condos and resorts situated along the coastline. By night, Cabo San Lucas is one of the hottest party towns in Mexico with a glittering nightlife and a plethora of dining options that make energetic Cabo San Lucas an all-time favorite. Also called Cabo San “Loco” or just plain “Cabo”, the town’s reputation as the wild party center of the Baja Peninsula has brought fame and infamy to its many bars and nightclubs. Friday: Indulge in the Beauty and Glamour of Cabo Start your day in Cabo at an off-the-beaten-path breakfast spot — El Pancake House — that locals love. Pancakes are the obvious draw, but regulars rave about the arrachera al albañil (“bricklayer tacos”), tortilla azteca and fresh-pressed juices.

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A Novel Idea Books in Bloom Just like we’ve been waiting for those springtime buds to emerge from the earth, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the latest books of the season. Check out these literary picks that have scored spots on our shelves. “TRACY FLICK CAN’T WIN” BY TOM PERROTTA | SCRIBNER Tom Perrotta’s follow-up to the memorable “Election” (the movie version starred Reese Witherspoon in the iconic role) reintroduces us to Tracy Flick, now in mid-life. An assistant high school principal in a New Jersey suburb, Tracy is on the brink of a much-anticipated promotion. But when she is asked to serve on the committee to elect members of the school’s Hall of Fame, a former school quarterback emerges as a questionable candidate and brings up bad memories for her. As high school politics rears its ugly head for her once more, Tracy reflects on events and figures in her past that still leave her unfulfilled. Doesn’t she deserve more after all this time?

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“YOU MADE A FOOL OF DEATH WITH YOUR BEAUTY” BY AKWAEKE EMEZI | ATRIA BOOKS Five years after her love died in an accident, Feyi, an artist, is ready to begin living—and dating—again. She starts a tenuous relationship with a man, but realizes she has more desire for her new beau’s father than for him. Her art career is on the verge of taking off, but Feyi isn’t sure who she is or what she wants in life. How can someone who is still grieving her past love feel optimistic about her chances for a new one?

The author’s bestseller, “The Death of Vivek Oji,” was a finalist for the National Book Award.

“THIS TIME TOMORROW” BY EMMA STRAUB | RIVERHEAD BOOKS On the night before she turns 40, Alice is content if not ecstatic with her life. She’s got a good job and a wonderful best friend, but her dad is in failing health. When she wakes up the next morning, she finds that she has gone back to her 16th birthday—and her dad is in his prime. With this new insight of their collective past, she begins to see the present in a different way, but now she may have the ability to alter it.

Time-travel gets a new spin through the sharp wit of Emma Straub in her much-anticipated new novel

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

LAUREN VENA If you read the delight that is “My Mom…The Best Ever” and wondered “What about the dads?” then has been rewarded. Lauren Vena is back with a new those amazing men your kids adore.

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“LAST BREATH” BY NEV SANTANA After her mother dies from lung cancer, Atlanta journalist Candice Thomas moves to Austin. However, her fresh start proves harder than anticipated. Marcus Carter is also struggling as the first Black CEO of a tobacco company, having assumed the position after his white father passed away. Confrontation ensues when Candice blames the company for her mother’s death, and Marcus discovers his father did not die of natural causes—and suspects Candice’s new employer knows the identity of his father’s killer.

A writer and entrepreneur from

Brooklyn, Nev Santana uses his storytelling talents to shine a light on minority representation, social justice, mental health, and love.

“LOVE TO BE LOVED” BY EMMA MAIORANA ILLUSTRATED BY GAYLE COBB | BRAUGHLER BOOKS Bruce and Obie are brother cats on a visit to a rescue ranch. They befriend some fun-loving farm animals who teach them that while they might not be indoor animals, they enjoy attention and affection just as much as pets at home do. The author is an animal lover and wrote this book to teach children to be compassionate toward animals and understand that everyone wants and deserves to be loved. This beautifully illustrated book is

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Well Traveled

Enchanting Destination

Barbados Barbados Culture

Barbados is an island in the east of the Caribbean, which is well-known for its incredible array of tropical destinations. Some of the other popular Caribbean destinations that are close to Barbados include St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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posh amenities of our all-suite, all-inclusive Caribbean resort an unprecedented level of extravagance, elevated to new heights by our award-winning Sky Pool​Suites, Swim-up Suites, and Millionaire Suites. It’s an exceptional resort in Barbados including the first rooftop pool and restaurant, as well as a 4-lane bowling alley and craft beer bar. Sandals Royal experience the opulence and unrivaled services of the most exclusive all-inclusive.

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Barbados Food and Rum Festival

Local chefs and mixologists are joined by international celebrity chefs to create exciting culinary delights during the annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival!


Island Treasure Barbados!

Beautiful Barbados, our tropical paradise With grilled fish in Oistins, the food is nice A Caribbean gem the place for leisure See Harrison’s Cave our national treasure. Enjoy our white sands, our sea and sun Pure Bajan hospitality for everyone Barbados is the place to go When you want to get away from the snow. It’s the island of culture and flying fish Stand on any boardwalk and make a wish As you gaze into the ocean blue And feel the cool breeze flowing back at you. Visit the rum factory at Foursquare Find a village shop, grab a Banks beer

A scenic drive you will love the most When you cruise the south, east or west coast. If you are religious and want to worship You will find a church in every district Bajan energy is so profound Whether at the Gold cup or at Kensington ground. Kadooment Day is a real big hit Pure Bajan culture will rock your ship! Crop Over time will leave you spell-bound Lots of action for you to get around. Bad experiences are far and few Tourist life is great, we cater just for you Your visit to Bim you will not regret Beautiful Barbados you will never forget. Writer Author: Dereko Toikg

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Engagements AT THE RESORTS MADE FOR LOVE Plan the perfect wedding proposal at Sandals Barbados Resorts. Designed exclusively for two people in love, Sandals Luxury Included® Resorts are the most romantic places on Earth, and provides an idyllic backdrop to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Make Your Proposal Memorable After choosing the perfect resort and accommodations, you can contact our Engagement Concierge to arrange a personal consultation to review an array of romantic or adventurous ideas to create a memorable proposal story. The Engagement Concierge is dedicated to making your dream proposal come true, and can assist with planning your custom proposal idea. Just let us know what you have in mind, and we will explore all possibilities! 150 150

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A Dose of Southern Hospitality This coastal town has a world-class reputation for hospitality and grace. Discover all this city has to offer when you book your Savannah getaway.

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We work with musicians, artist and composers to align behind a core music story and build it into products, services, experiences, and communications through CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio.

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