mjf hothouse

Submissions for mjf hothouse 2017 are now closed, round 2 of hothouse will open on the 19 January 2018. If you would like to apply for round 2 of the hothouse, running in Spring 2018, check back here in the new year, or alternatively follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all of our latest news and deadlines.


mjf artists' submissions 2016

Artists’ Submissions for 2018

Remember, we’re a contemporary jazz festival and we champion artists playing original work – especially those living and working in the north west of England. Check out our 2017 programme to get a feel for some of the artists who have appeared previously. We were the first festival to pioneer an open artists’ submission system and it still forms the basis of our programme today.

It’s easy to get your music through to us and we listen to it all: make sure you read through the guidelines and then fill in the online form. Applications have now closed for mjf 2018, to find out when applications open for the 2019 festival sign up to our newsletter here. 


Andy Stamatakis-Brown by Jo Mair

Irwin Mitchell mjf originals 2018

This is a unique opportunity on the UK jazz landscape – the chance to devise, rehearse and premiere a major brand new work at mjf, and to have all aspects of the creative process supported financially and logistically by mjf.

The Irwin Mitchell mjf originals commission is aimed at developing the profile of artists living and working in the north west, so this is a top priority when we consider proposals, as well as the quality of the concept.

Previous winners include Neil Yates, John Ellis, Olivia Moore, Anton Hunter, Ben Cottrell and Andy Stamatakis-Brown.

Applications for The Irwin Mitchell mjf originals commission for 2018 are now closed, to keep updated on when the applications for 2019 open sign up to our newsletter here. 


Mali Hayes by Majpics

mjf introduces 2018

If you’re aged 16-25, based in the north west and are yet to break into the professional gigging circuit, then mjf introduces is for you. Applications for mjf introduces 2018 have now closed, to find out when applications open for the 2019 festival sign up to our newsletter here. 

This scheme is all about young regional bands on the first step of their career in jazz.

A gig at mjf awaits the very best applicants, so give it your best shot and send us your music and application form here.