Manchester Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Manchester, England, UK
Festival Contact Information

Manchester Jazz Festival

223 Ducie House, Ducie Street
Manchester M1 2JW

England UK
Phone: +44 0161 228 0662

Festival Description

Since 1995 Manchester Jazz Festival has celebrated each year as a standout that is unlike any other event on the jazz festival circuit. Accessible to all and mostly free, mjf features 9 days of contemporary jazz from the North West, the UK and abroad with national premieres of original work and international debuts. Within the wide-ranging performance programme, mjf runs a unique commissioning scheme mjf originals, pioneered to encourage musician-composers to experiment with new ideas. mjf introduces brings up and coming young jazz artists into the spotlight and, working with cultural embassies in the city, mjf also brings some of the hottest new international artists direct to Manchester for their first UK appearances.

Festival Dates July 26 - August 3, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • DJ Doreen Edwards
  • Dark Matter
  • Yazz Ahmed Quartet
  • Trish Clowes Tangent
  • Ultra High Flamenco
  • BBC Big Band with Claire Martin: The Big Band Divas
  • Terri Shaltiel
  • The Craig Charles ?Fud & Soul Club - Lee Fields & The Expressions
  • Fresh Dixie Project
  • Muisc for Life Big Band featuring Mike Walker
  • Hammond & Sassoon
  • Emilia Martensson & Ivo Neame
  • Benoit Martiny Band
  • Snarky Puppy
  • Kefaya
  • Paul Birchill Trio
  • Times 4
  • Locus
  • Anton Hunter Trio - Johnny Walker Quartet - Roadrunnner Honey
  • Moonlight Saving Time
  • Take Five: Europe Live!: European Sunrise
  • Jazz Jam
  • John Ellis Trio
  • and many more…


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