Is anyone listening to naysayers who have all but written off jazz in any form?
It would appear that fans of jazz aren’t listening and now, Sam Garvin, CEO and founder of the new “Detroit Jazz Magazine” also shares the same sentiments.
With losses of on-air jazz stations, on-land and at-sea venues that offer a mixture of jazz styles ranging from contemporary to traditional are seeing increases in attendance. To satisfy demand from listeners who want to hear jazz music and artists who want to perform, new festivals and internet radio offerings have increased. Garvin is poised to launch the new and much welcomed internet magazine at www.detroitjazzmagazine.com.
“We’ve never had a publication this comprehensive.”
The Detroit Jazz Magazine will incorporate all styles of jazz. With that said, artists who live in the Detroit Metro Area or who will be performing in the in the Detroit area just might have a windfall. Besides video interviews by Marissa Caliguire (MaCharmony), the magazine plans to publish a jazz-related events calendar. Stories, photos and links to artist and sponsor websites are also planned.
The magazine has dedicated space on the front page to promote up-and-coming talent from the Detroit Area. “We here at DJM believe that every artist should have an opportunity to shine if you’re good….we want to play an active role”.
The May 6 issue will have articles and pictures with the owners of two popular Detroit jazz spots, 1917 Bistro on Livernois and Maccaabee’s in Midtown. Video interviews feature Saxophonist, Phillip Denny, Producer & Drummer, Brandon Williams and Smooth Soul Cafe vocalist, Darnell Kendricks.
In this season where summer heat is on the horizon, a cool plus for the magazine is the founder and staff know and enjoy much of the music. Not only are they huge jazz fans, they are seen regularly at area events.
“Detroit Jazz Magazine” may start as an digital publication and future offerings are certain to be a breath of fresh air.
“Our intentions are to go into print,” shared Gavin.
Make sure you check out the new magazine.
Go to www.detroitjazzmagazine.com or the magazine’s social media Facebook site.