mjf release the mjf fantasy festival podcast

Following the week-long mjf digital originals festival, manchester jazz festival are excited to announce the launch of their new podcast – the mjf fantasy festival podcast.

Hosted by mjf’s artistic director Steve Mead and festival assistant Ash Doherty, the fantasy festival podcast invites jazz musicians, creators, supporters and fans to programme their fantasy festival, unpicking what it is that makes festivals so magical; from the setting, to the food and drink, weather, company, fashion - whilst delving deeper into their musical tastes.

The series of six episodes launches at 6pm on Tuesday 25th January 2022 and features the co-founder and Director of Operations at Black Lives in Music, Roger Wilson.

Listen on Mixcloud:
Listen on Spotify: bit.ly/3FVdkxK

The episode running order is:
25th January: Roger Wilson (co-founder or Black Lives in Music)
8th Feb: Tess Hirst (jazz vocalist, event producer with Jazz re:freshed)
22nd Feb: Sir Richard Leese (ex-leader of Manchester City Council)
8th March: Yemi Bolatiwa (Manchester based jazz, soul and electronic vocalist)
22nd March: Robert Abel (Head of commercial audio strategy at the Guardian)
5th April: a surprise guest!

The podcast is produced by James Howe, and the idea was originally developed during his postgraduate placement from Manchester University.

Listen to the pdcast here: http://bit.ly/3FVdkxK