Quincy Jones has a streaming service for jazz documentaries

It’s easy enough to find concert movies or music documentaries online, but watching them across various services is kind of a pain. Jazz legend Quincy Jones wants to help with that. Along with a French TV producer, Jones is launching Qwest TV. For between €7.49 and €9.90 per month ($ 8.83 – $ 11.68; the higher price is for HD/4K streaming) you’ll get access to “hundreds of hours” of jazz programming, sourced from European TV and other places. Annual subscriptions are available as well.

Jones is hand-picking the first round of videos, and from there a different curator will play tastemaker each subsequent month, according to the New York Times. Each video is accompanied by an essay from either a journalist or a jazz expert. Jones seems optimistic that the service will at once help preserve and present jazz in a way that’s particularly suited for modern audiences. “I know I won’t convert the world to jazz,” he said. “If I serve high quality programs in HD, with good curation and have a good, close relationship with my audience, I’ll be fine.”

That confidence doesn’t seem misplaced. Earlier this year the service almost doubled its €75,000 ($ 88,447) Kickstarter goal. Qwest TV goes live December 15th.

Via: New York Times

Source: Qwest

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