"Our experience with CoffeeTalk Jazz has been greater than excellent. They welcome us and make us feel like family. Not only are they first class & top quality delivering professionals but they are great people with great minds, great attitude, great personality, and filled with warmth. We are forever grateful for them and blessed to have them in our lives. There is nothing else out there that can compare to CoffeeTalk Jazz. Simply the best."
- NexLevel Jazz
"Ms. Bridgette is great! She directs the interviews into real human-interest content and keeps it fun and broken up. I had a great time on her show. Besides, Ms. Bridgette knows how to WORK IT!! lol... good mix of serious conversation and flow and breaking it up with all kinds of fun twists and, of course, the music"
- Christine Howes - Jazz Violinist Educator
"2014 has been an exciting year for my music with memorable highlights that include a west coast debut performance at Catalina Jazz Club and the energy-fused interview with Veteran Host, Bridgette Lewis of the Coffeetalk Jazz Radio show! Bridgette made me laugh, reflect and happy"
- Yolanda Rabun
"Coffee Talk Jazz Radio is awesome and Bridgette Lewis is amazing. Her commitment and dedication to the musical arts are both greatly admired and appreciated. Keep brewing up those great shows we love so much."
- Keyan Williams - Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist / Producer / Spectra Jazz Artist
"When I released my Album A Guy Named Joe Leavy, A mentor suggested I contact The CoffeeTalkJ AZZ Network. That advice was well founded. My association with CoffeeTalk Jazz has been an incredible experience. I've been fully supported, written about and now touring and The CoffeeTalk Jazz Network team continue to stand in my corner. We're eternally grateful to Ms. Bridgette Lewis and her staff, and we celebrate their success along with ours."
- Joe Leavy - Soul & R&B artist
"My experience with Coffee Talk Jazz has been educational, entertaining and quite beneficial to many aspects of my musical career. I've enjoyed the outreach and professional services extended to both major label and independent artists, not to mention the super cool t-shirts and magazines. It has definitely enriched my life!"
- Joyce Spencer - Sax/Flute/Vocals
"I love Coffee Talk Radio. Ms. Bridgette is so musically in tune and a joy to talk to plus I LOVE my coffee!"
- Carol Duboc - Songwriter/Jazz Vocalist.
"My interview with Coffeetalk Jazz was refreshing, to say the least! I've done tons of interviews throughout my career. Many times I am asked the same, or similar questions. Talking to Bridgette was like speaking with someone I've known for many years. The conversation was fun, but also thought provoking. Very natural, and delightful. I was also very happy to hear about Coffee Talk's educational initiatives! Arts education, and early exposure to the art of playing music, can change the course of someone's life! It definitely changed mine at a very young age. I'm thankful that there are people out here on the front lines, preserving the art of instrumental music! Thank you Ms. Bridgette, and Cofffeetalk Jazz! You guys Rock!!"
- David P. Stevens - Guitarist
"Ms. Bridgette Lewis is a strong voice for the jazz industry and its artists as well as a fine example of female entrepreneurship. She is also giving back by working to keep music in our schools. Through her internet radio station, "Coffee Talk Jazz" on BlogTalk Radio, Ms Bridgette introduces and supports artists all across the jazz spectrum, giving a valuable platform to up and coming independent musicians. Her reputation as a professional has also brought the legends of jazz to her program. Ms. Bridgette is a tireless worker and has expanded her brand with a classy and informative publication, CoffeeTalk Jazz Magazine. MenefeeCreative supports her work through social media and considers her a friend and media partner. I look forward to our continued relationship and can't wait to see what the future holds!"
- Lynne Menefee - Owner/Creative Director of MenefeeCreative
"As an entrepreneur, her expertise is second to none, and specifically as a female CEO, she shines in a classically male-dominated industry. Through her tremendously popular Internet radio show, Coffee Talk Jazz, she has interviewed and showcased the music of hundreds of world-class smooth jazz and soul artists, as well as been a strong partner with TIMKAT within the music business. Her demeanor both on and off the air is always sophisticated, smart, elegant, sincere, and professional. Furthermore, she has spread her creative wings this year on the inauguration of Coffee Talk Jazz Magazine, now catching the attention of major jazz stars, labels, radio, live music venues, and music management. It is an honor to know this tremendously dynamo and know that she is a bona-fide partner within the often-treacherous music business. TIMKAT is also happy to support the CTJ Network in social media via Facebook, Twitter, and directly through our website, timkatent.net, where the station is always featured as a radio partner. I thank Ms. Lewis for her trust, friendship, and partnership, and I happily look forward to many more returns with her and Coffee Talk Jazz Network."
- Kathryn Ballard - Music Entertainment Company President, Senior-level Data Warehouse Manager and Architect.
"Ms. Bridgette Lewis is one of the most detailed and passionate people I know. Her radio program "CoffeeTalk Jazz" is chock full of content and knowledge and gives the listener true insight in the world of contemporary jazz. Her exposure helps artists from all walks of life, from the indie artist to the most seasoned veterans. Ms. Bridgette Lewis is a radio voice to be taken very very seriously. She's top shelf."
- Bob Baldwin - President/Founder at President CEO - NewUrbanJazz Radio Network
"Ms. Bridgette Y. Lewis is certainly one of the most inspirational people that I know. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Lewis for the first time, and in that moment, it was evident to me that she has and exudes a special glow and optimism about her purpose in life, life in general, and her career as a whole.
As Creative Director and Executive Producer of CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio, and now CoffeeTalk Jazz TV, Ms. Bridgette Y. Lewis is a major champion of the important art-form of jazz, and of the magnificent artists who create such wonderful music. As life would have it, I had the good fortune of experiencing this firsthand. I am a jazz saxophonist, and on March 27th, 2012, Ms. Lewis, aka the Coffee Lady, interviewed me on her CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio “Special Edition” show. We had an in depth, lively discussion about my debut straight-ahead/progressive jazz CD, entitled “Hopeful”. Right from the onset, Ms. Lewis made me feel right at home with her genuine personality. She also featured several full-length tracks from my CD for listeners to enjoy. Her thoughtful questions, jazz knowledge, and command of program delivery made for a very enjoyable and enlightening evening, demonstrating why Bridgette Lewis is the cream of the crop of music radio hosts and personalities. Our interview was a very enriching experience for me.
I commend Ms. Bridgette Lewis for having this important and extremely influential CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio forum, which gives deserving musicians a platform to present their artistry to the world. As an indie artist, it means a lot to me knowing that I have someone of Ms. Lewis’ caliber in my corner. It’s no wonder why Bridgette Lewis is beloved and well respected by so many around the world, and that there’s a definite reason why CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio is the #1 internet radio show on Blog Talk Radio. She is an exceptional human being, a great supporter of artistic creativity, and conveys what seems to be unparalleled positivity. I am honored to know Ms. Bridgette Lewis and sincerely look forward to returning as a guest on CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio."
- Carl Bartlett, Jr. - Saxophonist/Composer Recording Artist & Educator
“While dedicated musicians and their audiences have always wanted to know each other better, until recently there were very few available outlets to promote interaction between artists and public. Technology has of course opened many new opportunities for meaningful communication and CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio is now among the most effective avenues to bring musicians and supporters closer together. I can honestly say my recent CTJR interview was one of the most satisfying I've done in many years and I continue to be very grateful to everyone at CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio for their support and for the distinctively valuable service they provide to the music community.”
- Kim Waters - Saxophonist International Recording.
"My experience with Ms. Bridgette Lewis and Coffee Talk Jazz Radio has been extremely refreshing. Bridgette is very knowledgeable and is a true fan of the art form and has taken her love of Jazz and created various avenues print/tv/multimedia for all to consume in a very classy way. Ms. Bridgette is honest and sincere. When she says she's going to do something she does it, how refreshing! I personally appreciate how she supports the artist as myself who don't have a huge following and to most are unknown, but she sees and hears something in them and is willing to put them on a platform giving them a chance to gain exposure. When I played Catalina Bar & Grill, Bridgette adjusted her busy schedule to be there and support me that meant everything to me. In the entertainment industry it's very rare to find sincere honest people, Bridgette is one of those special people who works extremely hard and is always looking to help others.
My interview with Ms. Bridgette was my favorite of the many I've done, why? It really was a conversation that I felt comfortable being apart of allowing me the opportunity to truly express myself. She doesn't come with the typical stack of questions most interviewers ask. She tailors each interview according to the artist she's interviewing, which makes for a very enjoyable listen as well. The sign of a good interview in my opinion is when you realize it's coming to an end and you don't want it to end. That's how I felt when interviewed by Ms. Bridgette. Another thing I enjoyed about my interview on CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio was the fact that the interview didn't consist solely of us talking. In my case I had just released two new projects and Ms. Bridgette played several selections from both projects allowing the listening audience to hear them in completion uninterrupted. She then urged the audience to GO GET the music and provided many opportunities for me to promote where my music could be found and purchased."
- Stephen Richard - Educator /Saxophonist and National Recording Artist
"I had such a blast with Bridgette Lewis on Coffee Talk Jazz! She is quite the jazz aficionado and had some great questions for me. All of my friends who heard the interview said it was really well done and very interesting. Thank you so much, Bridgette, for doing so much to promote great artists!!"
- Leah Zeger - Violinist/Jazz Vocalist/ Educator
"The most empowering interview with Coffee Talk Jazz Radio sparked a new and inspiring relationship that will last a lifetime. Since this connection that stemmed from my friend and publicist, Rick Scott, I have had so many exciting and rewarding experiences such as playing before large audiences in Alabama, Atlanta, St. Louis and being nominated and awarded the Best New Up and Coming Black Female Saxophonist in 2014 by Black Women in Jazz Organization. My sophomore album, "Live2Love," has received great reviews both nationally and internationally. The energy from wonderful jazz supporter Coffee Talk Jazz Radio inspired me to return to the studio and record my fourth album due to release the Spring of 2015! I look forward to celebrating my holiday album, "My Favorite Things," with Coffee Talk Jazz Radio for the holidays and sharing the love of jazz in 2015!!!"
- Theresa Grayson - Saxophonist and Educator