Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

Quincy Jones Set To Introduce Qwest TV For Exclusive Jazz Programming

Quincy Jones and TV producer Reza Ackbaraly are launching Qwest TV, the first and only video-on-demand service dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired forms. The service will debut in the fall and subscriptions start at $7.49  per month. The pre-launch of the service is in September via Kickstarter and the first 1500 subscribers will have the privilege of helping to shape the product before its official start. According to Jones,

“The dream of QWEST TV is to let jazz and music lovers everywhere experience these incredibly rich and diverse musical traditions in a whole new way.  At my core, I am a bebopper, and over the course of my 70-year career in music I have witnessed firsthand the power of jazz – and all of its off-spring from the blues and R&B to pop, rock and hip-hop, to tear down walls and bring the world together.  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, Chopinss and Tchaikovskys, and it is my hope that QWEST TV will serve to carry forth and build on the great legacy that is jazz for many generations to come.”

Pre-launch subscribers will get Qwest TV Premium for a year, VIP access to the Qwest team to offer feedback, concert tickets, and special merchandise.



Watch: Leela James In Her Video For Hard For Me

Leela James delivers an eye-pleasing video for “Hard For Me” that takes place in a scenic outdoor space and inside a luxury home. James’s Did It For Love is one of the nicest R&B albums to come out this year and the videos have matched each song well.


Tuxedo Does NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series

Tuxedo took their turn doing NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series and performed a three-song setlist. Tuxedo II came out earlier this year and they have been on the road nonstop performing it. They are still on tour and you can buy tickets from their official site.


Davina Oriakhi Debuts Video For F.S.L.S.

Davina Oriakhi is a singer, songwriter and poet from London and “F.S.L.S.” stands for Find Self Love Self. The video follows her as she walks and dances around Shoreditch, London happy to be one with herself. She explained the visuals in a statement:

“The process of writing the entire LP involved a journey of self love, self discovery and self acceptance, and this short sweet song ‘F.S.L.S’ encapsulates the questions I asked, and the lessons I learnt. The video is my own cute edgy way of showing someone spend time with oneself – which is a very important thing to do.”

Davina Oriakhi released her first single, “Content” in 2014 and her debut album is coming out later this year.