New database: QWEST TV

QWEST TV:
Journey into jazz and beyond

The UArts Libraries is happy to announce we are a subscriber to Qwest TV, featuring streaming video of concerts and more!

What is qwest TV?

Qwest TV, co-founded by Quincy Jones and Reza Ackbaraly, was launched for individual subscriptions in December of 2017. As soon as institutional access became available, we signed up! The growing collection has 300+ streaming videos, including full-length concerts, documentaries, and archival footage. This resource houses exclusives and original programming, and is growing fast! Principally focused around jazz, you will also discover some pop music, world music, and more.

What can i find in qwest tv?

In the mood for a Count Basie performance? Check out their archives! Thelonious Monk? Yes! Ella Fitzgerald? Yes! Art Ensemble of Chicago? Ertha Kitt? Maceo Parker? Yes, yes, yes! All these musicians and more are represented.

Feel like watching Sun Ra at Estival Jazz ’85? Well you can. Are you feeling more contemporary? Check out London’s Morcheeba play a sold-out show at Jazz à Vienne in Vienna last year. Maybe stream the Charles Lloyd Quartet circa 2011, or check in on bassist Omer Avital at the 2013 Nice Jazz Festival.

A documentary on the Indian music of Benares? They have you covered. Docs on Ornette Coleman? Chick Corea? Blue Note? Check, check, check.

There is just far too much to list, so check out this site as soon as you have a minute and explore the wealth of amazing content!

And Qwest TV isn’t “just” streaming video. Explore articles, interviews, news updates, album reviews, and more.

To Access qwest tv:

Visit library.uarts.edu and click the link “Audio/Video Online” in the Online Resources section.

After you find and click on Qwest TV near the bottom of that page, you will be taken right in. You’ll know it worked when you see the UArts icon in the top right. Especially since this is a new subscription, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any problems.

If you have any questions about this or other UArts Libraries resources, just ask me:


Jim Cowen
Music Reference Librarian
jcowen@uarts.edu
215-717-6293