We’re a contemporary jazz festival and we champion artists playing original work – especially those living and working in the north west of England.

We are brave in our programming, constantly on the lookout for up and coming talent and often give a platform to new and surprising music.

mjf are the first festival to pioneer an open artists’ submission system and this still informs our programme today.

mjf gives priority to:

Artist submissions for mjf 2020 are now closed. Sign up here to hear about the latest opportunities for artists.