Former Foxtel director launches on-demand service Oh! Jazz
Launching today, Oh! Jazz is a world’s first on-demand platform, bringing live jazz from iconic clubs across Australia and around the world directly to the homes of Australian subscribers, transforming their living rooms into instant live jazz venues.
A subscription-based OTT platform, Oh! Jazz offers a selection of over 150 new live shows each year from Madrid, Tokyo, London, Austin, Sydney and Melbourne, representing all jazz styles and influences, including bluesy roots, bebop swing and jazz-infused jazz. Latin to name a few.
The founders, Jesus Perezagua (former President of Fox Networks Europe & Africa) and Dan Bessant (former head of programming, entertainment and music at Foxtel and music director at Nova Network) created the platform not only to offer content unique to jazz lovers, but most importantly, giving back to the jazz community and fulfilling an artist’s dream of playing on a world stage.
In a statement, Perezagua and Bessant said, “Oh! Jazz has an unparalleled offering that provides unlimited opportunities for the global jazz community.
“We founded Oh! Jazz with a mission to support jazz artists and clubs with a sustainable business model to ensure their long-term success and growth, while connecting people around the world through the wonderful world of jazz.
Each of the participating clubs is equipped with high-tech cameras to capture every angle, element and musical note of the performance. Just like a live concert, Oh! Jazz will allocate 35% of total revenue from all subscriptions to participating performers and clubs, allowing them to continue to grow and thrive in the industry they love.
Since its creation, Oh! Jazz has been applauded by Australian and global music industry professionals who have dubbed it the “Netflix for live music”.
Michael Tortoni, to participate Oh! Melbourne jazz club The JazzLab and artistic director of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival said the platform was an exciting opportunity for the jazz and music scene in Australia.
“Oh! Jazz is an incredible global stage for incredible artists from all walks of life who passionately explore the endless frontiers of jazz.
“This is a very welcome offer after a difficult few years for artists and clubs who have not been able to perform and operate during the pandemic. There are so many possibilities with a platform like Oh! Jazz to keep our industry going and reach audiences no matter where they are.
With networks around the world, Oh! Jazz has access to the latest shows, with a rolling schedule listed on its website. Subscribers have a front row seat to watch live shows on any device, with the app downloadable on Android and soon to be launched on iOS.
Subscriptions cost $20 per month or $200/year and provide access to live and on-demand concerts as well as artist and club profiles. Subscribers have the option to modify or cancel their subscription at any time.