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mjf announces its 2018 festival dates: 20 – 28 July 2018

manchester jazz festival (mjf) announces its 2018 festival dates, returning to Albert Square and partner venues for its 23rd programme from the 20 – 28 July 2018.

mjf, the city’s favourite pioneering music event and Europe’s most adventurous jazz festival, will be creating more new musical moments from 20 – 28 July. The 23rd manchester jazz festival continues to celebrate the best new music that Manchester-based, northern, national and international jazz artists have to offer, through an exciting and diverse programme for all ages and tastes. mjf champions northern artists and new work, and this year is no different, with the return of Irwin Mitchell mjf originals – the UK’s only open jazz commissioning scheme for composer-musicians; mjf introduces – mjf’s unique platform for talented emerging regional bands aged 16 – 25, and mjf hothouse – the festival’s newest year-round talent development programme that helps northern jazz artists shape their ambitions

The mjf team are busy planning the next year’s event following the success of our most ambitious festival to date in 2017. mjf 2018 promises to be an eclectic and diverse mix of the very best in contemporary music by jazz musicians from across the globe – if you’re one of them and want to be in with a chance of featuring in the programme, visit our artists’ submissions page here before 24th November. We cannot wait to see you all there! 

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“mjf is unlike any other event on the jazz festival circuit” – Manchester’s Finest

Funders and supporters: Arts Council England; Manchester City Council; PRS for Music Foundation and Help Musicians UK