Sounds fantastic

mjf 2017 programme – sounds fantastic

Salon Perdu at manchester jazz festival 2017. Photo by Shot Away.

Welcome to our 22nd festival and fullest ever programme.

We’ve built on our reputation for adventurous programming, with international jazz stars, local gems, newly-commissioned music. European debuts, boundary-pushing ideas,’mjf introduces’ young talent, and celebrated anniversaries – all making for some of the most enjoyable, surprising and memorable musical encounters.

We’re also celebrating the #jazz100 campaign with 100 gigs ┬áin 100 hours of fantastic entertainment.

The jewel in our crown this year is our new main venue in Albert Square. Step into the magical 1920s Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, where half our events take place, and experience the luxurious surrounds of a cabaret club like no other. Art Nouveau ultra-chic, this intimately circular, oak-panelled structure with an opulent mirrored bar, will whisk you into another world. With its limited capacity, we expect many events here to sell out in advance, so book early.

I look forward to welcoming you. Sounds fantastic!

Steve Mead, Artistic Director