manchester jazz festival heads to Homeground on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August!

We’ll be taking over the Bruntwood stages at Homeground and St Ann’s Square to share the very best up and coming talent, alongside some firm favourites from the Manchester jazz scene.

All gigs are free, no ticket is required and you can simply come along on the day to enjoy the music with us.

Pre-bookable tables are available at Homeground itself, so if you want a guaranteed seat you can book here. There are no pre-bookable tables at the St Ann’s Stage.

Check out the full line up and read more about the artists below:

Saturday 31 July
BRUNTWOOD STAGE @ HOMEGROUND
12.00 – 12.30 Kate Gambhir
12.40 – 13.10 Moby Dickless
13.10 – 13.40 DJ Jenna G
13.40 – 14.30 Nishla Smith & Thanda Gumede with friends
14.45 – 15.45 DJ Jenna G
16.05 – 17.00 Tim Knowles Quartet

BRUNTWOOD STAGE @ ST ANN’S SQUARE
12.00 – 12.45 DJ
12.45 – 13.30 Trees.R.Good
13.45 – 14.30 Floorkin
14.30 – 15.15 DJ
15.30 – 16.00 Rory A Green & special guests.
16.15 – 18.00 Ed Kainyek Quartet
18.00 – 19.00 DJ

Sunday August 1
BRUNTWOOD STAGE @ HOMEGROUND
12.00 – 12.45 DJ Harkirit Boparai
12.45 – 13.30 Trees.R.Good
13.45 – 14.30 Floorkin
14.45 – 15.45 DJ Harkirit Boparai
16.05 – 17.00 Ed Kainyek Quartet

BRUNTWOOD STAGE @ ST ANN’S SQUARE

12.15 – 12.45 Dirty Freud
12.45 – 13.15 Kate Gambhir
13.25 – 13.55 Moby Dickless
13.55 – 14.25 Dirty Frued
14.25 – 15.00 Kate Gambhir
15.00 – 15.45 Dirty Freud
15.45 – 17.00 Nishla Smith & Thanda Gumede with friends

MEET THE ARTISTS

 

Ed Kainyek Quartet
A local legend on the Manchester jazz scene, Ed Kainyek’s gigs embrace a range of styles from pop and soul to hard swing and Latin.

Floorkin
Performed by Robin Forkin, expect waves of hypnotic sounds merging into a soundscape of textures, improvisation, electronics and instruments. Robin took part in the mjf soundcheck talent development programme in 2021.

Kate Gambhir
Kate is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist combining heart-warming storytelling, melodic writing and pop versatility. She took part in the mjf soundcheck talent development programme in 2021.

Moby Dickless
Manchester based band delivering a post-bop, trip-hop guitar, bass, drums trio creating long-form sets from improvised jams. Lead singer Mat Woods took part in the mjf soundcheck talent development programme in 2021.

Nishla Smith & Thanda Gumede with friends

Nishla and Thanda are both graduates of the mjf hothouse talent development and perform together for the first time. Expect dreamy ballads from Nishla, South African influence from Thanda and everything in between in this exclusive collaboration.

Rory A Green with special guest Clari.
Rory A. Green is a Manchester-based jazz guitarist and composer, drawing inspiration from jazz, acoustic folk music and a touch of ambience. He is also a graduate of the mjf hothouse talent development scheme.

Tim Knowles Quartet
A contemporary jazz quartet formed of Tim Knowles (electric guitar), Emma Johnson (tenor sax), John Pope (acoustic bass), and Sarah Heneghan (drums), taking a highly interactive and dynamic approach to Tim’s folk-infused compositions.

Trees.R.Good
Laetitia Alexandratos, aka Trees.R.Good, is a multi-instrumentalist whose work blends jazztronica, electro R&B and Greek/European folk. Laetitia took part in the mjf soundcheck talent development programme in 2021.