mjf originals is a scheme that seeks out and pioneers new jazz. Every year musician-composers from the region are invited to propose ideas for a new work to be unveiled at the festival. The coveted support allows artists to reach new levels and offers mjf audiences an exclusive and memorable experience.
The 2013 commission, The Felonious Monks, is a collaboration between Mike Hall and Debbie Rogers: a new and unique ensemble that will fuse early renaissance music and contemporary jazz, with a mixture of modern and replica 16th century instruments. We look forward to crumhorns, shawms, cornamuses, cornets, sackbuts, lute, gemshorns and recorders and to some amazing musical contrasts.
mjf is proud to stage ground-breaking new jazz from talented creators.
The premières are always exciting events – they have become an mjf hot ticket!