Apple’s iTunes U is offering a lengthy in-depth account of the life of the great Louis Armstrong – and this huge show (a 1.5 hour video) is available now for free from iTunes.
The show comes from The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. It features presenters Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Crouch alongside host Robert O’Meally, and is a video recording of a lecture given at the University earlier this year,
The lecture formed part of the Jazz and American Culture lecture series, featuring live performances from Marsalis and in-depth question and answer sessions.
Apple’s UK iPhone partner O2 has broadened its investment in UK music, reaching a deal with the < href=”https://www.academy-music-group.co.uk/”>Academy Music Group which will see 11 major UK venues branded as O2 Academy venues from 1 January – including the Brixton Academy, now the O2 Academy Brixton.
iPhone users should see some benefit from the deal – it includes an arrangement under which O2 customers can book tickets for gigs at Academy venues up to 48-hours before they go on sale.