Manchester Jazz Festival

Manchester Jazz Festival (mjf):
  • produces an annual 10-day festival in July/August, using 10 indoor and outdoor city centre venues, featuring 90 events and 500 performers
  • is an independent, artist-led, non-profit making Limited Company with charitable status
  • is funded through Arts Council England’s National Portfolio and through Manchester City Council
  • champions northern UK-based artists presenting original contemporary jazz repertoire
  • presents distinctive collaborations and a selection of UK and international artists
  • was founded in 1996 by local musicians and jazz enthusiasts
  • is run by 4 full-time members of staff
  • has an average total concert attendance of 20,000, with 45,000 outdoor site visitors in 2015.
mjf’s Mission is to:
(a) move the artform forward with innovative activity strands and collaborations
(b) provide a supportive and inspiring environment for artists to develop their practice
(c) develop new audiences
(d) provide a distinctive, high-quality cultural event for Manchester.

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