Qwest TV, a global hub for music and culture co-founded by music mogul Quincy Jones announced a partnership with the Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage, the world’s largest (and best) free Jazz festival in the world, to livestream the Festival’s opening night concerts featuring legendary Cuban pianist and 2022 Artist-in-Residence Chucho Valdés, and New Orleans bred The Soul Rebels.
Last year’s Detroit Jazz Festival was an absolute killer, and this time will be no different! I’m honored to announce that, yet again, my beloved Qwest TV will be the broadcast partner to one of the most beautiful festivals in the world, right in the home of Motown, says co-founder Jones.
We’re extremely excited to partner with Qwest TV to further our mission of free Jazz and commitment to presenting diverse performances to a global audience, said Chris Collins, president and artistic director, Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation. We look forward to showcasing to the world what makes the Detroit Jazz Festival, featuring the amazing artistry of our artists and the boundless energy from our patrons, an exceptional Jazz experience.
Under the partnership, Qwest TV will livestream to a worldwide audience the September 2 opening night concerts from its Jazz & Beyond channel and SVOD platform via this link. Qwest TV is available worldwide on the Internet, mobile phones, tablets, and other connected devices, see how to watch the livestream here.
Grab a seat on September 2 and hear The Soul Rebels as well as Chucho Valdés performing The Creation, a show retracing the emergence of Yoruba culture in the Caribbean alongside Hilario Duràn, John Beasley, and the Yoruban Orchestra. It’ll be an extraordinary summation of an extraordinary career, and I hope to have you join us!
Qwest TV is a celebration of unique talents, traditions, and rhythms. With more than a thousand experiences to offer, the video streaming service strives to be the world’s home for Jazz, Soul, Funk, Classical, Electronic and Global music, from India to Africa and everywhere in between. Co-founded and curated by Jones and a series of legends and music lovers, the channel preserves the richness of history while reflecting the present-day beauty and reality of culturally and racially diverse people.
There’s no better place in the world to experience live Jazz than in Detroit at the Detroit Jazz Festival, Gretchen Valade, Chair of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Board of Directors. I am looking forward to an amazing festival for our patrons and supporters.