manchester jazz festival is the city’s longest-running festival and an established part of Manchester’s cultural calendar and heritage. First staged in the summer of 1996, the annual festival has grown to feature hundreds of musicians, across 60 free and ticketed events each year.
The festival includes some of the city’s most iconic music and event venues such as First Street, Matt & Phreds, Band on the Wall, The Blues Kitchen, St Ann’s Church, RNCM and Forsyths.
Regional jazz artists and new and original work are celebrated through our commissions and premieres. Up and coming musicians and new talent is supported year-round through mjf talent development programmes and with your help mjf can commission more ambitious projects, support more musicians across the North West and create more performance opportunities on the festival stage and beyond for new and emerging artists.
This year, mjf2024 will engage with around 20k audiences members, over 60 bands, more than 300 musicians and feature 13 partner venues across the city centre, supported by a compelling marketing campaign with a reach of up to 8 million!
If you’d like to offer the festival support on a larger scale, we have a range of sponsorship packages available. Depending on your level of interest and support, mjf can offer you:
Supporting partnerships start from as little as £5000 for stage sponsorship, to £40k for becoming an mjf presenting partner. To find out more download our sponsorship pack below.