Artists’ submissions for mjf 2014 are now open!
Manchester Jazz Festival (mjf) is all about the music: every summer, we present what we believe to be one of the most vibrant, exciting and surprising festival programmes, and the contribution of the constantly-evolving north west music scene is vital to this success. We also take pride in our open approach to making it easy for musicians and bands to get their ideas to us.
If you’re a musician or band and you’d like to be considered to appear as part of the mjf 2014 festival programme, then get your details to us now. Applying is simple and it’s all online. Deadline: 13 January 2014. Please do not send artists’ submissions to the email address above.
mjf’s programming policy prioritises:
• contemporary jazz
• NW-based artists
• new and/or original work
although artists working outside of these fields are still welcome to apply.
We especially like to hear from musicians wishing to present work which creates an unusual or unique event for the mjf festival programme. Bands that performed at mjf 2013 – or subtle variants of them – are ineligible for the 2014 festival. Musicians who appeared at 2013 are, however, welcome to submit other projects for consideration.
To apply, see www.manchesterjazz.com/festival-programme-2014/submissions-homepage/
We also have opportunities for musicians and bands aged 16 – 25, who are based in the north west and yet to break into the professional gigging scene, to perform as part of our mjf introduces strand. If you feel you are at the right stage with your music to appear at mjf 2014, please send us your details using the mjf introduces online submission form at www.manchesterjazz.com/festival-programme-2014/submissions-homepage/.
Teachers, tutors and course leaders: if you work with young musicians who you feel would benefit from this opportunity, please help us spread the word across your colleges, courses, contacts or organisations.
Please note that the deadline for us receiving Artists’ Submissions and mjf introduces applications is 12 noon on Monday 13th January 2014.
mjf 2014 dates are 18 – 27 July.