***We've reached out initial target of £5,000 with days to spare! We'd love to get to £6,000 before this Crowdfunder finishes on Monday.
Remember - every penny raised goes towards us supporting young and emerging musicians. Thanks for your support***
NOW'S THE TIME 2020
Manchester Jazz Festival believes in supporting young musicians to become the jazz stars of tomorrow.
We are asking our friends, supporters, audiences - and jazz lovers across the country - to give the UK's best young jazz musicians the stage at the next edition of mjf. Anticipated to run from 21 - 25 May*, mjf 2020 will be our 25th anniversary festival.
NOW'S THE TIME 2020 will present the best young and emerging musicians across the five-days of our 2020 festival in a series of 25 free concerts and pop-up performances.
Your support will allow us to give young artists vital experience of playing in a national festival programme, audience exposure across Manchester and the North West, and unparalleled industry networking opportunities.
By supporting NOW'S THE TIME 2020 you will receive a number of festival benefits from gig tickets and t-shirts to hospitality packages and artists playing in your home.
Manchester Jazz Festival (mjf) was established in 1996, when a group of friends decided to put on a celebration of the music they loved.
From this seed, mjf has grown to become Manchester’s longest running music festival. We are an integral part of Manchester’s musical landscape, with a track-record of producing an annual multi-venue, multi-day festival event across the city.
We are synonymous with northern talent, new music and presenting the most exciting jazz artists.
mjf celebrates everything that makes Manchester such a unique city – wonderful local audiences, a commitment to diversity, risk-taking and innovation, and a unstoppable sense of fun and inclusivity.
Over 24 years, mjf – especially through the mjf introduces platform launched in 2009 – has given over 100 artists their first high-profile gig including Beats & Pieces, GoGo Penguin, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, Stuart McCallum, Alice Zawadzki, Kirsty Almeida, Phil Meadows, Jessica Berry, Matt Halsall, Arun Ghosh, Anton Hunter, Rioghnach Connolly, Sam Healey, Dominic J Marshall, Jon Thorne, Alexandra Ridout, Yemi Bolatiwa and Mali Hayes.
(*subject to confirmation)