mjf2023: Closing Weekend Party

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Ibibio Sound Machine.

mjf2023: Closing Weekend Party at Band on the Wall, Manchester 26 — 28 May 2023 Tickets from £0.00 — Book now

Manchester Jazz Festival is back this May with 10 days of live music (19-28 May) from some of the best northern, national and international musicians operating in the world of contemporary jazz.

The festival opens with a free opening weekender at the vibrant neighbourhood of First Street (19-21 May) and the action intensifies at Band on the Wall for a weekend-long closing party, launching on Friday 26 May with Ibibio Sound Machine and their electrifying fusion of West-African funk and disco with modern post-punk and electro, and closely followed that same evening by Me Gusta presents Habibi Funk for a mash-up of genres, including Arabic zouk.

Eliades Ochoa.

A triple bill of Marcus Joseph, the Romarna Campbell Trio and the Robocobra Quartet (Saturday 27 May) also promises to be a standout, alongside Buena Vista Social Club’s Eliades Ochoa (Sunday 28 May) – one of the best Cuban guitarists of his generation. The closing weekend also includes female-led artists and ensembles: 23 year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor, Hannabiell and the Midnight Blue Collective who brings her high energy Afro-Caribbean & Latin percussion, Jazz, Afro-beat and Funk into the mix and Julie Campiche Quartet – a harpist on a mission to bring the instrument to the forefront of contemporary music and jazz.

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mjf2023: Closing Weekend Party at Band on the Wall, Manchester 26 — 28 May 2023 Tickets from £0.00 Book now

What's on at Band on the Wall

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Un-Convention Manchester 2024

Un-Convention is the ultimate independent music industry conference and showcase taking place at Band on the Wall in Manchester this November.

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Beyond the Music 2024

Hear directly from the people powering the music industry in both Manchester and the UK, as well as witnessing some of the North’s upcoming talent at Beyond the Music.

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Bellyrock Dance Workshop

Experience the electric combo of hip thrusting bellydance and gut busting riffs in Bellyrock at Band on the Wall.

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Open Deck at Band on the Wall

Bring your records for a spin at our Open Deck session this Saturday! If you’ve bought some new vinyl from a local record shop this week, just show your receipt at the bar to get yourself a free 9” pizza!

Where to go near mjf2023: Closing Weekend Party

The Rose & Monkey Hotel
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Restaurant
The Rose & Monkey Hotel

The Rose & Monkey Hotel is one of the Northern Quarter’s best music-led bars, with a truly impressive beer garden. Our new favourite Manchester pub.

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Foundry Project

The Northern Quarter’s self-styled ‘happiest place in Manchester’, based at the old Bluu site.

Stray
Manchester
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Stray

Stylish modern bar serving sophisticated cocktails in the Northern Quarter.

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Restaurant
The Firehouse

The Firehouse serves up quality food and cabaret every Wednesday evening in the Northern Quarter.

Ancoats
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Ramona

If you haven’t heard of Ramona by now then where have you been? Taking Manchester by storm, Ramona is a Detroit Pizza restaurant, with a salty twist… Frozen margaritas!

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Mackie Mayor

A Grade II listed market building in the Northern Quarter, Mackie Mayor is a key fixture in the ever-growing Northern Quarter food and drink scene.

Fringe Bar in Manchester's Northern Quarter
Ancoats
Bar or Pub
Bar Fringe

No-frills bar on Manchester’s Swan Street. A wide selection of beers and ciders mixed with a great jukebox make this an ideal pre-Band on The Wall drinking spot.

Noi Quattro
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Noi Quattro

Noi Quattro is an independent pizzeria at the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

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Matt and Phred’s

New Orleans reaches Manchester with this dedicated jazz club in the Northern Quarter – a reliable choice for a good night out.

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