Jazz re:freshed teams up with MQA & Bluesound to bring annual festival online
Emerging and established artists came together for JAZZ RE:FEST online 2020
Music and arts organisation JAZZ RE:FRESHED delivered its annual festival JAZZ RE:FEST online this year, as part of a digital strategy to keep UK jazz thriving while venues remained closed, and continuing to support musicians whose performance opportunities have dwindled as a result of the global pandemic.
In association with MQA and Bluesound, JAZZ RE:FEST 2020 was held at The Mill studios behind closed doors, and was streamed on the Jazz re:freshed YouTube channel. The performances were also broadcast, at the same time, in MQA studio-quality audio via Bluesound’s BluOS Controller app directly into the homes of Bluesound’s hi-res speaker owners. Owners of other BluOS Enabled devices from NAD Electronics, DALI Loudspeakers, and Monitor Audio, were also able to enjoy the exclusive MQA audio stream through the BluOS Controller app.
The amazing four-hour show featured performances from breakthrough and established acts including Binker Golding, Sahra Gure, Steam Down, Ms Maurice, Golden Mean, Jas Kayser and Anthony Joseph, bringing the festival’s signature atmosphere and excitement directly into viewers’ and listeners’ homes.
Trusted Reviews said of the event: “Bluesound, MQA and the ‘new normal’ for live music performances.”
Watch and Listen Again
Experience the festival round-up in HD video with MQA sound here.
You can also play the exclusive MQA stream through Bluesound’s MQA-enabled audio devices, up to 13 October 2020, and watch the festival again on the Jazz re:freshed YouTube channel.
Performances from JAZZ RE:FEST 2020 can be enjoyed as audio-only tracks on TIDAL Masters.