Applications to volunteer at mjf 2018

No matter how much time you have to offer mjf want to hear from you. We have a range of opportunities from pre-production and admin to front of house and artist liaison. This is an excellent opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, have fun and experience great contemporary jazz music. Applications to volunteer at mjf 2018 have now closed, please check back here later in the year for more volunteer opportunities. 


mjf hothouse

Applications for round two of hothouse have now closed. If you would like to apply for round three of the hothouse, running in Autumn 2018, click here to read our tips for applying or alternatively sign-up to our newsletter here.


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. 

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. 

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.