We’re a contemporary jazz festival and we champion artists playing original work – especially those living and working in the north west of England.

We are brave in our programming, constantly on the lookout for up and coming talent and often give a platform to new and surprising music.

With continuing uncertainty about the opportunities for live bookings in 2021, we didn’t want to raise expectations that we couldn’t meet, so unfortunately won’t be opening up our annual Artists’ Submissions portal this year. Sign up here to find out more about our artist opportunities.

mjf was the first festival to pioneer an open artists’ submission system and this still informs our programme today.

mjf gives priority to:

Artist submissions are not currently open. Sign up here to hear about the latest opportunities for artists.