Still to come at #mjf2018:
Yazz Ahmed’s Electric Dreams
Wednesday 25 July, Salon Perdu, Albert Square, Manchester, 8pm.
British-Bahraini singer Yazz brings her latest project to mjf 2018 on Wednesday 25 July. Using electronics, sound design, live looping and sampling, she creates free-flowing, live improvisations that explore contemporary jazz from a personal angle.
Irwin Mitchell mjf originals: Esther Swift Light Gatherer
Thursday 26 July, Salon Perdu, Albert Square, Manchester 8pm.
On Thursday 26 July we welcome Esther Swift to mjf 2018 with her Irwin Mitchell mjf originals composition Light Gatherer, which draws on the poetry of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy through harp quartet, live vocals, string trio, piano, saxophone, trombone and percussion.
Beats & Pieces
Friday 27 July, Salon Perdu, Albert Square, Manchester, 8pm.
Friday 27 July sees Manchester Big Band – Beats & Pieces rock the Salon Perdu stage with their 14 strong ensemble on the tenth anniversary of their very first performance. Get your weekend started with this high-octane gig and grab a pint from our Brightside Brewing Company Festival Bar.
Saturday 28 July, Salon Perdu, Albert Square, Manchester, 5pm.
South London group, Project Karnak kick off our final Saturday with tunes influenced by electronica, jazz and drum ‘n’ bass for their only northern gig this summer.
Hackney Colliery Band + Namvula
Saturday 28 July, Salon Perdu, Albert Square, Manchester, 8pm.
mjf 2018 comes to a close with a double bill finale. Up first is Namvula, fresh off the Radio 1 Big Weekend stage, Namvula starts the evening with a fusion of Zambian folk and urban music – juxtaposed with influences from her Scottish roots and London’s eclectic music scene.
Directly following Namvula’s set is “one of the greatest live bands we have in this country” Radio 2, Hackney Colliery Band. Inspired by New Orleans marching bands, Balkan Beats, hip hop, Latin brass and rock this nine-piece band bring the colliery brass band tradition bang up to date with covers of Kanye West, The Prodigy and Goldie.
For Saturday’s full programme of events click here.