Founded by Music Legend Quincy Jones
Announces December 15, 2017 Launch Date
New York, NY – December 7, 2017 – Qwest TV, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms founded by music legend Quincy Jones in collaboration with French jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, announced today its official global launch date set for December 15, 2017. The announcement comes just two months following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in Fall 2017 that raised nearly $170,000 USD, nearly double the platform’s target goal.
New Film on Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval in Production
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new documentary on legendary jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is currently in production. Filmmaker Francisco J. Ricardo, director of F For Franco, is directing the film, inspired by Arturo’s energy and dedication to his craft.
Shines on New Album, LIVE IN LONDON,
Available November 16, 2017 via Redondo Music
New York, NY – October 16, 2017 – GRAMMY®, EMMY® and three-time Latin GRAMMY® Award winner Michel Camilo will release LIVE IN LONDON, a special “live” solo piano album, set for November 16, 2017 through his own record label imprint, Redondo Music.
MULTIPLE GRAMMY-NOMINATED LATIN JAZZ GROUP NEGRONI’S TRiO SET TO RELEASE NINTH ALBUM, “NEW ERA,” SEPTEMBER 8TH VIA SONY MUSIC LATIN
Los Angeles, California. “New Era,” the stunning new CD from multiple Grammy-nominated Jazz group NEGRONI’s TRiO sets a new pace for the band in its exploration of multiple musical styles and sounds which have influenced Trio founder Jose Negroni throughout his life.
Vocalist Donna E. Scott Provides a Soundtrack Exploring
the Emotional Spectrum of Namesake Holiday
with Carnival – Available June 23
Thinking of Carnival conjures colorful, festive images of masked revelers, frenetic rhythms, and dancing in the streets. But as the prelude to the season of Lent, it’s also a time for spiritual reflection and renewal.
ACCLAIMED LATIN-TROPICAL- SOUL BAND 3D RHYTHM OF LIFE RELEASES NEW ALBUM “FANTASY”
New York, NY – Acclaimed Latin-Tropical-Soul band, 3D Rhythm of Life led by drummer Michael Tate, announces the up and coming release of their new album, “Fantasy” (Summer 2017). This project details their multi-dimensional sound, a fusion of Latin and Afro-Caribbean grooves, blended with a variety of genres including Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Rock.
Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Announces
A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’
(Bronx, NY) – In the first ever retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more.
Eddie Palmieri Announces First New Album Since 2006
*Grammy-Winning Music Icon Celebrates 80th Birthday With Release Of ‘Sabiduria’ featuring Donald Harrison Jr, Marcus Miller, Alfredo de la Fe, Joe Locke, Johnny Rivero, Ronnie Cuber and more*
Two Thousand Sixteen – A challenging year on planet Earth. We’ve honored many of our musical heroes, and reconsidered the value of music in our lives. The battles for justice and peace that have dominated the last 50 years have been brought to the forefront as we also question the values of our fast-moving world.
Brazilian Songstress Kenia Reunites Members of Her
First Band After Nearly Two Decades with On We Go –
Available August 12 on Mooka Records
For many jazz fans in the 1980s and ’90s, Kenia‘s singing was the gateway to contemporary Brazilian jazz and pop. She stood out from her compatriots because of her intimate, smooth vocals-subtle yet soulful-and her finesse with both American standards and Brazilian material. On We Go will entice a new generation of listeners, as it showcases Kenia at the top of her form with a seductive, polished vocal phrasing.
ALFI Records Releases Eponymous Album by Pianist Axel Tosca
NEW YORK, NY, February 25, 2016 - ALFI Records celebrates the release of “Axel Tosca,”a nine-track album of contemporary jazz with a global reach, composed and performed by Axel Tosca, the Cuban-born, New York-based piano virtuoso. Special guests on the album include Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums), James Genus (bass), Luisito Quintero (percussion) and Ron Blake (saxophone/flute). Release date: March 25; Pre-order date: February 26