manchester jazz festival 2018 | Albert Square Manchester Manchester  | Fri 20th July 2018 Lineup

manchester jazz festival 2018

Albert Square Manchester in Manchester

Friday 20th July 2018

11:30am til 2:00am

No age restrictions

mjf, Europe’s most adventurous jazz festival returns for its 23rd year with 96 gigs across the city


manchester jazz festival 2018 on Friday 20th July 2018

Manchester’s longest running music event and Europe’s most adventurous jazz festival returns for its 23rd year with 96 gigs across the city, featuring a line-up of local and international talent from 20 – 28 July 2018.

The full programme is now live at and features UK and world premieres, the best in emerging talent, gems from across the North West and Great Britain, a French day showcasing our European cousins and firm favourites making a welcome return to the festival.

These memorable musical encounters will be presented in the Festival Square and luxurious Salon Perdu Spiegeltent in Albert Square as well as venues across the city. Not only does Festival Square provide a variety of music, but also new for this year the Brightside Brewing Company Bar and a range of food stalls, from the very best Lebanese falafel to Asian style ice cream rolls. For all of the information you need and to buy tickets for #mjf2018 click here.

Festival highlights include: Cross Currents Trio featuring Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain, Chris Potter / Norma Winstone, Klaus Gesing, Glauco Venier with special guest Abel Selaocoe / Irwin Mitchell mjf originals – Esther Swift: Light Gatherer / Beats & Pieces / Hackney Colliery Band / Namvula / Trish Clowes’ My Iris / Yazz Ahmed’s Electric Dreams / Arun Ghosh / Binker & Moses / Ashley Henry Trio / Henry Spencer and Juncture / Collective X / Huw Warren / Elina Duni & Rob Luft / Agbeko / Sara Colman Band / Emily Saunders ESB / Paradox Ensemble / Maria Chiara Argirò Group / Glowrogues / Mali Hayes / stillefelt / KIM Trio / Sue Rynhart Trio / Sugarwork / Jazz North northern line showcase / Jazz Migration showcase and much more….

Tickets on sale

Festivals Guide: 

This event is part of our Festivals 2018 guide

Music Genres: 

Blues, Folk, Funk, Jazz

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Entry Prices

Entry price (public): 0 - 30

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