Quincy Jones To Launch Jazz Video-on-Demand Platform Qwest TV
Beginning Dec. 15, Quincy Jones will offer a jazz concerts, documentaries, interviews and premium original content from Qwest TV for your enjoyment.
Quincy Jones is a maven of creativity. From developing magazines to television show to now full-fledge networks, Quincy continues to push the line while keeping his love of music at the forefront. His newest endeavor is Qwest TV, a new subscription video-on-demand platform dedicated entirely to jazz. Beginning Dec. 15, Qwest TV will offer a curated lineup of original content, jazz concerts, interviews, documentaries and archival footage never-before-seen that will education and entertain the masses.
With an initial line-up that boasts films featuring Aretha Franklin, Anderson .Paak, B.B. King and more — Qwest TV will be powered by the best in the business, plus respected journalists and jazz experts to accompany listeners on the journey. In addition to that, Qwest TV will also have guided playlists curated by musicians, jazz aficionados, label owners and producers.
“I have witnessed first-hand the power of jazz — and all of its offspring from the blues and R&B to pop, rock and hip-hop, to tear down walls and bring the world together,” Jones said in a released statement. “I believe that a hundred years from now, when people look back at the 20th century, they will view Bird, Miles and Dizzy as our Mozarts, Bachs, Chopins and Tchaikovskys. It’s my hope that Qwest TV will serve to carry forth and build on the great legacy that is jazz for many generations to come.”
Support will also come from Okayplayers such as Questlove and Erykah Badu to help the network “increase the popularity of jazz, highlighting its influence on other types of music, introducing new talent and bringing to light its major role in the evolution of society to engage the next generation.” To celebrate Qwest TV’s launch, the network is planning to stream a live concert from Paris featuring Jacob Collier, Magic Malik, Omar Sosa and Mederic Collignon, who will perform a special tribute to Quincy Jones.
Qwest TV subscriptions start at $7.49 per month.