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The reviews are in! mjf was 2023 was an outstanding success! It ran from the 19 – 28 may 2022 at venues and sites across Manchester, including a free opening weekend at First Street, weekday gigs at St Ann’s Church, nightly gigs at Matt & Phreds, events at Forsyth Music , Blues Kitchen and at The Yard with partners NQ Jazz, but we wrapped it […]

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Nestled within the heart of first street and situated just opposite our main stage, you really can be on the doorstep to the jazz festival this weekend. In their own words, INNside is: “Contemporary architecture, avant-garde British style and a dash of Spanish warmth and friendliness combine to perfection in a city hotel in one […]

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It looks like it’s been a busy 5 years for the Julie Campiche Quartet, touring all over Europe! Do you have any highlights from previous tours? And are you excited about getting back on the road again? Yes, the last years have been very busy ! I have so many highlights and amazing memories with […]

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mjf’s piano trail will return for 2023! The mjf piano trail is back for its second year (April 27 – 28 May 2023) where 13 pianos are dotted throughout Manchester, available for all passers-by to play. Delivered in collaboration with our friends at Forsyth Music shop and Yamaha, we will also be running a competition to […]

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How does it feel to have such a buzz round the album ? I feel privileged that songs I wrote for the song’s sake – with not much vision as to what I might do with them on release – have allowed me to experience so many things and meet so many new people over […]

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We are back! #mjf2023 is taking shape with our full line-up announced this morning and on sale via Eventbrite. And what a strong line-up it is from, as always, the best new emerging UK jazz artists (Rosie Frater-Taylor, Romarna Campbell, Marcus Joseph) to actual living jazz legends (Billy Cobham, Fred Wesley & The New J.B’s).  […]

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We have yet another selection of bold, contemporary and diverse artists presented by Manchester promoters NQ Jazz, in partnership with mjf! NQ Jazz will host three gigs at the well-loved, intimate venue in north Manchester: The Yard.  Donovan Haffner- Monday 22nd May, 7.30pm*, £14.00 (full) A young artist who very much embodies the current generation of […]

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The latest artists revealed for mjf 2023 see us partner with the great Manchester jazz venue,  The Blues Kitchen Manchester –  joining us to deliver an array of bold, diverse contemporary artists for the mjf programme. Take a look below at our events with the city’s newest live blues and soul venue and restaurant. Make […]

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We are delighted to announce that Mica Millar will be at mjf 2023, playing Band on the Wall, on Thursday 25th May. Get your tickets HERE  “A star with intense emotional sincerity is born. ‘Heaven Knows’ is an outstanding debut album” (Blues & Soul Magazine) “There’s nothing remotely tentative about any of this. The songwriting […]

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mjf 2022 ran from 20 – 29 may 2022 at venues and sites across Manchester, including a free opening weekend at Escape to Freight Island, weekday gigs at St Ann’s Church, nightly gigs at Matt & Phreds, events at Forsyth Music and at The Yard with partners NQ Jazz, and close with an extended weekend-long party at Band on the Wall. Some highlights from […]

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