Jazz and World Music – Film & Video Productions for Home Video, DVD and TV

Arkadia VIDEO is the Film, TV and Home Video division of the critically acclaimed record label, Arkadia Records. It’s catalog of Live Concert Music Productions were originally produced for international TV and are now available on DVD for Home Video collectors, as well as school and library collections and public viewing. Arkadia VIDEO focuses on the full spectrum of Jazz and World Music, with state-of-the-art, multi-camera, stereo productions. It’s programs have been broadcast on U.S. TV stations as well as PBS, BET, A&E, Bravo, Ovation, and on networks around the world. The Arkadia VIDEO catalog features video and music from iconic artists & Grammy winners: (continued below)

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Arkadia DVD Concerts

– Bob Berg
– Paul Bollenback
– Nigel Clark
– Art Farmer
– Curtis Fuller
– Benny Golson
– Billy Harper
– John Hart
– Jon Hendricks
– Christian Howes
– Mike Manieri & Steps Ahead
– Archie Shepp
– Mike Stern
– Sun Ra
– Francesca Tanksley
– John Zorn

AD-LIB TV Series (1980 – stereo – Two Shows per DVD)

– Dianne Reeves (with Billy Childs, Snooky Young, Count Basie)
– Freddie Hubbard (with Billy Childs, Larry Klein)
– Dorothy Donegan (with Jimmy Smith, Spanky Wilson, John Heard)
– Willie Bobo
– Tanya Maria (with Laurindo Almeida)
– Mark Murphy (with Pete & Conte Candoli, Bill Mays)
– Jimmy Witherspoon (with Marshall Royal, John Collins)
– Linda Hopkins (with Paul Smith, Eddie Harris, Harold Jones)
– O.C. Smith (with Scatman Crothers, Judy Carmichael)
– Freda Payne (with Stanley Turrentine, Jerome Richardson)
– Billy Daniels (with Blossom Dearie, Eddie Harris)
– Damita Jo (with Papa John Creach, Art Hillary)

With DVDs in Hi Definition and 5.1 Surround Sound, Arkadia DVD focuses on the full spectrum of Jazz and World music. As Seen on TV (on many networks: PBS & BET, BBC, CBC and others), Arkadia DVD strives to provide the utmost value to our customers, featuring the foremost technological advances including a variety of DVD Bonus Features, such as 5.1 DolbyDigital Surround Sound, video concert performances, Interviews, Bonus Audio Tracks, Biographies and more, tailored to each individual title. Some DVDs contain a separate audio CD soundtrack, often included as part of the DVD package.

The proud and exciting DVD affiliate of the Arkadia Records Group, Arkadia DVD is an offshoot of V.I.E.W. Video, founded by Bob Karcy in the early 1980s. V.I.E.W. Video has grown to become the premiere Home Video label in the areas of Jazz and Performing Arts programs. With a catalog of over 200 titles, V.I.E.W has received more than 150 prestigious international awards.  Arkadia DVD exemplifies the goal of the Arkadia family… providing a home for new and established musicians alike, focusing on Jazz and world-class music from around the globe, be it from Harlem, Havana, or Holland.

Link to Arkadia DVD Catalog


Link to the AD LIB TV Series


Link to List of International Awards


What the Critics Say About Arkadia Jazz and Arkadia DVD

“someone’s doing something right at Arkadia Jazz.” – Billboard Magazine

“Arkadia Jazz – one of the hippest and most uncompromising labels on today’s scene.” – Bob Young, Boston Herald

“…good jazz the way it’s meant to be.” – Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

“..zesty, delightful, inventive-yet-accessible recordings..” – Al Lubrejewski, JazzErie Notes

“Producers at Arkadia have done their homework with first-rate mixing, clever graphics and thoughtful liner note segments.” – Nick Catalano, Chelsea Clinton News