First live jazz broadcast on

University of Cambridge members and musicians enjoy access to, subscribed by Cambridge University Libraries for the Music Faculty.

We’re thrilled to hear that, a few days ago, live from the Philharmonie de Paris, spent a jazzy moment in the company of the extraordinary Chucho Valdés—renowned composer, dynamite pianist, expert arranger, and legendary pioneer of Afro-Cuban jazz.

Valdés opened the festivities with an incredible solo recital, before moving on to one of his own compositions, La Creación, through which he recounts the emergence of Yoruba culture, of West African origin, in the Caribbean. has added this to Cambridge’s subscription, though it is normally only available as part of the jazz collection (which is an as-yet unsubscribed part of

To access the Val recording scroll down on the home page to “must see replays” or go directly to

Trial access – Qwest TV

Trial access to Qwest TV is now active and will run until 31 December 2021.

Access is provided to you via

Direct IP access on the University Data Network (“on campus”)

Via VPN off campus

Via EZproxy off campus

(Please click ‘Sign in’ on the Qwest TV home page to gain access.)

Qwest TV is a video streaming service dedicated to jazz, soul, funk, blues, hip-hop, electronic and classical music, with access to over 1,300 concerts, interviews and documentaries. Featuring personal selections from guest curators such as Quincy Jones, Van Morrison, Chick Corea and Youssou NDour.

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