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.


mjf2023: Closing Weekend Party at Band on the Wall, Manchester 26 — 28 May 2023

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