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

mjf give priority to:

Applications for mjf 2019 are now closed. To be the first to know when mjf 2020 applications open, sign up here.