New streaming service Quest for jazz performance videos and documentaries; Good reads and great pictures on Radical Jewelry Makeover’s Susie Ganch and New Brutalist Architectural wonders, Plus two great Opportunities at The New Museum

We've rounded up a couple good reads with great pictures; along with a great couple of opportunities in New York, and news of a new jazz streaming service for the music lovers in your life!


Closeup of fingers and instrument of person playing jazz

Via Artblog Friend, Betty Leacraft…New subscription streaming service, Qwest, for jazz provides performance videos and documentaries not available on YouTube. $10/monthly for premium service, which includes downloads.

Quincy Jones, the jazz musician and impresario, is helping to start Qwest TV, an online library of concert videos and feature documentaries, most of them unavailable on YouTube or any other streaming site, reported the New York Times yesterday.

“You remember 10 percent of what you hear and 30 percent of what you see,” Mr. Jones said in an interview, noting that he viewed Qwest as a way to maintain jazz’s staying power in the digital age. “When you see it, it hits you twice as hard.”

When it goes live on Dec. 15, Qwest will feature 50 videos, most from 30 to 90 minutes long, including a documentary on Al Jarreau, the virtuoso vocalist who died this year; and concert films featuring the pianist Jason Moran and his trio, the jazz-rock fusion band Kneebody and the Malian vocalist Oumou Sangaré. Subscribers will also have access to “The Sound of New York,” a 10-part series originally serialized in Italy, that features half-hour portraits of musicians like Damion Reid, Mark Turner and Bilal. Read the full New York Times article here


GOOD READS (Good photos too)

Beloved or not, New Brutalist architectural wonders are under threat of demolition. Read and see pictures at The Guardian.

Via Artblog Friend Mari Shaw…Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) artist Susie Ganch is an activist trying  to make her field sustainable. A good read with great pics.


…Via The Week Here At Tyler…The New Museum in NYC seeks Program Coordinator and Tech & Facilities Manager

The New Museum in NYC has recently done some restructuring, and has two new positions open: Program Coordinator— Entry-level administrative role with excellent organizational skills and superb attention to detail and Tech & Facilities Manager— 3-5yrs experience with digital fabrication tools & software (3D printers, laser cutters, CNC) and maker space best practices/safety protocols. Fluency with basic IT and AV equipment also desired.

Program Coordinator details here.

Tech & Facilities Manager details here.