Oh! Jazz launches in Australia and brings jazz shows to subscribers

Oh! Jazz – an on-demand platform that brings live jazz from iconic clubs around the world straight to subscribers’ homes – has launched in Australia.

The subscription-based OTT platform offers a curated selection of over 150 new live shows each year from Madrid, Tokyo, London, Austin, Sydney and Melbourne, representing all styles and influences including bluesy roots, bebop swing and Latin to name a few.

The music platform was founded by 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).

They created the platform to not only deliver unique content to jazz lovers, but more importantly, to give back to the jazz community and fulfill an artist’s dream of performing on a global stage.

Jesus Perezagua

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.

Much like a live concert, the on-demand platform will award participating performers and clubs 35% of total revenue from all subscriptions, allowing them to continue to grow and thrive in the industry they love.

Since its inception, the platform has been applauded by Australian and global music industry professionals who have dubbed it the “Netflix for live music”.

Dan Bessant

Michael Tortoni Melbourne JazzLab and artistic director of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival said the platform was an exciting opportunity for the Australian music scene.

“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, the platform 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 are only $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.

The Platform is operated by Australian company Aqui Media Australia.

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