Manchester Jazz Festival:
presents 10 days of live music each July
typically features over 400 musicians and 80 events in 7-10 venues
presents free gigs – lots of them!
stages concerts round the clock, day and night, indoors and out
champions our regional jazz artists
brings the best contemporary jazz to Manchester... read more
If you have been before, you’ll know what to expect: Amazing, surprising, life-changing music. If you haven’t, we hope you’ll come along and experience Belfast’s only dedicated jazz festival in all its bijou glory!
In the beginning there was an enterprising young undergraduate, Michael Emmerson, who started running a small event based on the campus of Queen's Universit, Belfast.
The university, its students and the Belfast public saw that it was good and the infant Belfast Festival at Queen's was born.
Ten years later and... read more
The Bath International Music Festival has an illustrious artistic history and has long been a well-established event of national significance and international reputation, presenting a dynamic mix of world-class performers. The Festival takes place annually over 12 days in late May to early June, and showcases a rich range of high... read more
From the Festival's commencement the artistic policy has been to concentrate on musical excellence (rather than the "star system") and to champion spontaneous creativity: music making on the spot in Edinburgh. These virtues have been developed in the 21st Century with the production of a wide range of new music, the establishment... read more
Joan Morrell set up the Cambridge Modern Jazz Club in 1972 and ran it successfully until her death in November 2011.
Like Joan herself, the club has never been comfortable with the status-quo and over the years has inhabited no less than ten venues around Cambridge. These have ranged from pub rooms to restaurants,... read more
The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival began in 1988 and has been staged annually on the first weekend of May ever since. The first Festival was a small affair with only six bands, and the organisers held their breath to see if anyone would come to a small Scottish island with little tradition of jazz (although big dance bands... read more