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  • – presents five days of live music each May
  • – typically features over 500 musicians and over 80 events in a multitude of venues
  • – presents free gigs – lots of them!
  • – stages concerts round the clock, day and night, indoors and out
  • – champions our regional jazz artists
  • – brings the best contemporary jazz to Manchester from the region, the UK and abroad
  • – presents mostly new and original material, with premières and international debuts
  • – focuses on musical innovation
  • – encourages multiple genres of contemporary jazz and breaks down musical boundaries
  • – commissions new work from talented regional artists with our unique mjf originals scheme
  • – profiles young regional jazz talent with mjf introduces
  • – joins forces with Manchester’s leading music venues and promoters: RNCM, Band on the Wall and Matt & Phreds
  • – works with partners including The Midland Hotel; BBC Radio 3; Instituto Cervantes and other Cultural Embassies

2019 dates: May 23 – 27



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