mjf Soundcheck is our newest Talent Development programme and is for 18-25yr olds based in Greater Manchester. It is a space for emerging musicians to introduce improvisation into their music-making, with 1-1 industry mentoring, group feedback and sessions with the mjf team. 

We’re delighted to be working with 8 unique artists, each with their own musical influences, ambitions, and experiences. The artists applied to our open call with an idea for a new piece of music. Initial meetings are now underway and include peer online sessions, where they have been introduced to each other and to jazz they might like. The artists have been set personal challenges to overcome, as they create a new piece of improvised music, which they will share to the group at the end of the programme.  

The artists have also been assigned an artistic mentor from our mjf hothouse scheme and we’ll personally introduce participants to some Manchester-based music industry legends and influencers along the way. 

Hopefully we’ll have new music to share with you from these brilliant emerging artists over the coming weeks!