Regional Partners

Our mission is to push jazz forward, to lift the music from its stereotypical image into an art form which is surprising, vibrant and totally connected to today’s music making across all contemporary genres. We aim to make it relevant to, available to and enjoyable by all. Expect the unexpected!
Manchester Jazz Festival.

Manchester Jazz Festival (MJF) brings Manchester city centre alive each July with 10 days of vibrant and varied live music. Hosting both free and ticketed events at 10 venues, both indoors and out, from concert halls to clubs, churches and libraries.

MJF is the UK’s leading event for contemporary jazz, with an ongoing focus on championing the region’s creative artists; MJF boasts the UK’s only open jazz commissioning scheme for composer-musicians, which means you will see things at MJF that you won’t experience at any other jazz festival.

How you can get involved: