manchester jazz festival takes over Escape to Freight Island for three free days of unmissable new music this weekend.

Kicking off at 6pm this Friday 11 June and running through to the evening of Sunday 13 June, the team from Manchester’s longest running music festival will bring the very best in contemporary jazz to three stages across the Piccadilly venue.

Last remaining tables Though most pre-bookable tables have now sold out, there are still some gigs where audiences can book the final remaining spaces for free for their slice of the action.

Audiences can head down for brunch from 10am on both Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June to catch one of mjf’s early shows.

Join Ain’t Misbehavin’ on Saturday morning as they take us on two magical, interactive journeys for the young and young at heart. At 10.30am There Once Was a Bird will tell us the story of a little bird who feels like they don’t quite fit in. At 11.30am we’ll climb on board the good ship HMS Syncopation for a trip around the world, creating a vibrant, rhythmic fruit salad. Both performances are geared towards children aged between approximately 6 up to 11 years old.

On Sunday, Manchester’s soulful songbird Mali Hayes will be joined by the strings of The Untold Orchestra for an exclusive performance of her songs, reimagined and rearranged to be played by the ensemble. Handpicked for support by Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers, and one of Clash Magazine’s Artists Set to Rise, Mali’s music is perfumed with vibrant real-life stories and coloured with honesty and soul. Mali and The Untold Orchestra will perform three half hour sets starting at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm.

manchester jazz festival’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director Steve Mead said, “We have three days full of unmissable, surprising musical moments planned for this weekend’s
takeover at Escape to Freight Island and we can’t wait to enjoy this with audiences.

Whether you were first in line to book a table to see a new band or you’re grabbing one of the last remaining tables, the weekend promises great music and a good time all from the comfort of your own seat. We’re so excited to work with the team at Freight Island and can’t wait to show audiences what’s on offer this weekend.”

Head here to book your free, socially distanced table for one of the above events.


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