northern line Showcase @ mjf 2015

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Monday 3rd August is Jazz North’s northern line showcase day at mjf (manchester jazz festival) and we’d like to invite you to experience the full and varied range of music from the artists on the third round of this scheme.

Four venues within easy walking distance

We’ll be presenting each of the bands across four venues at this year’s manchester jazz festival – the Thwaites Festival Pavilion in Albert Square (next to the Town Hall), Manchester Central Library (in St Peter’s Square), St Ann’s Church (in St Ann’s Square) and Matt & Phred’s Jazz Club (in the Northern Quarter). Performances start at 12.00 noon and run through until 22.30. Each gig is free for you to attend and all the venues are within walking distance of each other.

image showing showcase gigs and venues at mjf 2015

Performance times

The opening performance will be The Lindsay Hannon Plus at 12 noon and last performance Bugalu Foundation at 21.45. See the full performance programme online:

Promoter Registration and Reception

Morning registration at the Thwaites Festival Pavilion where you can pick up your pass and schedule for the day and meet the Jazz North team. In the evening there is a drinks reception/networking event at Matt & Phreds where you’ll get the chance to meet the bandleaders and other promoters. The Blink Monk Trio perform straight afterwards in the venue.

Who’s performing?

For a full list of the artists performing, see

John Taylor

Competition winner John Taylor

Special reward if you attend all 12 gigs!

To add some fun to the day we’re offering a special reward if you attend all 12 gigs. Last year John Taylor from Ashington Jazz Club won the competition.

Travel and accommodation bursaries

There are a limited number of travel bursaries available to UK promoters (travelling over 50 miles) to assist with your costs in attending for the day. Please indicate to Lucy in your RSVP if you would like to use a bursary, and what your likely costs will be.


please contact Lucy Woolley with your travel requirements.
Promoters from outside the UK: please contact Lucy Woolley to arrange any airport collections and hotel requirements.


Please RSVP to Lucy Woolley via contact form by Wednesday July 16th to let us know you’ll be coming.

We hope you can join us – looking forward to seeing you in Manchester on 3 August.

The Jazz North team