Manchester Jazz Festival 2017

Chris Horkan, Music Editor
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Manchester Jazz Festival 2017 at Albert Square, City Centre, 28 July–6 August 2017, from £5.00 - Book now

Manchester’s longest running music festival returns with 10 days of the best northern, national and international contemporary jazz – featuring big-name bands, emerging artists and new works.

Highlights from the recently announced 2017 programme include Manchester’s own party-starters Riot Jazz, who playing the opening night at Salon Perdu – MJF’s luxurious, 1920s-themed ‘spiegeltent’ in Albert Square – plus The Breath, featuring three Cinematic Orchestra alumni and Riognach Connolly, Manchester’s uber-talented Irish folk singer, at the same venue. Elsewhere, Chetham’s Stoller Hall gets involved for the first time – hosting piano trio Phronesis for members of Engines Orchestra a performance of Dave Maric’s Decade Zero, conducted by Chetham’s alumnus Phil Meadows. HOME, meanwhile, screens Robert Mugge’s 1980 documentary Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise as part of the festival’s Jazz on Film series.

Manchester Jazz Festival’s hub in Albert Square offers music every night, plus the Hobgoblin Festival Bar, street food and free outdoor bands at the weekend.

Manchester Jazz Festival 2017 at Albert Square, City Centre

28 July–6 August 2017
From £5.00

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