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ABOUT THE MASTER SESSIONS

The Master Sessions is a new and exclusive live-streamed concert event series presented in a curated listening party format. Anyone can participate in the live event experience at over 100 Bluesound authorized dealers across the globe. Each concert is streamed in real time using groundbreaking audio technology, capable of streaming full studio master resolution audio. Concerts are free to all, but the event is sure to fill up quickly. Secure your tickets for these exclusive live concert experiences now!

WHAT IS IT?

The Master Sessions is a collaboration bringing together experts and tastemakers in the music and technology worlds, to present a series of live concerts featuring some of the UK’s leading jazz acts, curated by Jazz re:freshed and British Underground.

Each event will be streamed in real time using the MQA Live encoder where the performance will be captured at 192kHz resolution and ‘folded’ using MQA’s ‘Music Origami’ technique.  At more than 100 audio retailers around the world, music fans will be invited to share in a live audio experience like no other: the exclusive gigs will be played through Bluesound’s MQA-enabled high resolution audio players, revealing the original studio performance, as though the audience was in the studio with the band.

F.A.Q.

Q: Will I need to wear headphones?

A: No. The performance is just like any other live concert. The stream will be played through premium audiophile-grade speakers, and will be carefully calibrated to the audience size and listening space — ensuring that you’ll hear detail and clarity like you’ve never heard before. If you close your eyes, you’ll feel like you are in the same room as the artists playing just for you, live.

Q: When you say free, what’s the catch?

A: There is no catch. There is no cost to you. The performance (and the refreshments, which may vary slightly by location) are all free. We won’t cover travel to the show, though.

Q: How many people can attend?

A: Each venue is slightly different, so check with the venue closest to you. You can invite as many friends as you like, but each participant must have their own individual ticket.

Q: Why are you doing this?

A: Because we are passionate about music! Come and hear what you’ve been missing.

Q: Where can I get tickets?

A: You can contact a venue nearest you or you can get tickets directly on this site by choosing the band you are interested in hearing, and the location nearest you. Start here

Q: Are there other concert dates upcoming?

A: For the artists currently listed, these exclusive live performances are only happening on the dates listed. We hope to be adding more performance dates with new artists to the calendar soon. Don’t miss it!

Q: When is the next performance?

A: Seed Ensemble is playing live on Feb 5, 2020, at 17:30 GMT and the performance will be broadcast to select Bluesound retailers throughout the UK and the EU. Theon Cross is playing on March 19, 2020, at 18:30 CST and the performance will be broadcast to select Bluesound retailers throughout Canada and the US. To find out what time that means for your local area, see here

Q: Can I listen to the performance at a later time?

A: No. This event is LIVE. Be there or miss it.