Latest Commissions

Ruby Tingle: Fountainia

Our latest mjf originals commission was premiered at mjf22 in front of the fountain in Barbirolli Square, Manchester. We commissioned Ruby to produce new music for the 2022 festival inspired by the city’s water features, their changing relationship with industry and leisure over time and their emotional resonance with us today.

Lara Jones: Enso+

Our second commissioned work at mjf22 also took place in the public realm: Lara Jones created a geodesic dome on the concourse of Piccadilly Station and invited people inside to experience a moving soundtrack inspired by our variable relationships with train journeys. Conceived during her time as part of the mjf hothouse programme, the piece was further developed through a Jerwood Jazz Encounters co-commission with Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Watch out for more groundbreaking new commissions at mjf 23! Interested in receiving an mjf originals commission? Applications are currently open, read more here