Starbucks: Hot Java Cool Jazz 

Story Producer

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For three consecutive years, I've cut Sarbucks' Hot Java Cool Jazz series, a collection of videos for the company's annual fundraiser for public school music programs.  With 30-35 contributors, I edited story-themed videos that play between performances at the event, which holds nearly 3,000 attendees.

Below are some highlight videos from over the years. an example of the introduction video that played as a kickstarter to the concert as well as a video about young women finding their place and sound in the male-dominated field of jazz.

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Check out my work on Hot Java Cool Jazz 2023︎︎︎

Check out my work on Hot Java Cool Jazz 2022︎︎︎

Selected Episodes:

01. Music is the Hope 

02. This is Hot Java

03. This Space is for Me

Lauren Foster
Producer & Editor

Print journalist turned documentary TV producer and editor.

The stories that make an impact are the stories that make us feel something. We connect with what we’re watching when we relate to it.

It’s my job to do just that — make you feel something.