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mjf launches ‘20 summers of jazz’ compilation CD

Steve Mead, Artistic Director, mjf writes: To mark mjf’s 20th festival I’m delighted to launch ‘20 summers of jazz’, a limited edition compilation CD which captures the spirit of the festival in a hand-picked selection of 15 tracks. You’ll hear a rich variety of sounds and moods from the mjf 2015 programme, from Balkan to …

introducing mjf futures

I’m delighted to be launching mjf futures, an exciting new initiative that will ensure manchester jazz festival remains the UK’s leading festival for contemporary jazz – modern, innovative and superbly entertaining. If you follow mjf you will know that we like to present the kind of jazz you might not find at traditional jazz festivals. …

Second mjf originals trailer released by Antony Barkworth-Knight

Moving image artist Antony Barkworth-Knight has released the second teaser trailer for this year’s Irwin Mitchell mjf originals new commission. (See the first one here) For the commission, Antony and John Ellis will create a brand new audio-visual work “Evolution: Seeds and Streams”. The commission will receive its world première in the spectacular setting of The Great Hall, inside …