Manchester obviously has a rich musical heritage, but there’s an incredible music scene here at the moment both which we’re proud to be a part of. There’s a brand new film that’s been made celebrating this called Manchester: Beyond Oasis that features music by and interviews with some of these local artists, and we were delighted to be asked to be involved. Check out the film below – you might recognise the music at the very start…
Whilst on the subject of Manchester, let us remind you that its the Manchester Jazz Festival this week! And the rain has come out especially… There’s some awesome stuff going on over the next few days though, check out Anton’s post on the Efpi website for some top tips on who you shouldn’t miss.
Thanks to everyone for their comments and support for Manchester Jazz Festival – my post a couple of weeks ago is just one of many that have been springing up over the internet which is great to see! I think that shows just how important the festival is to so many people. Some of the ones I’ve picked up on are as follows:
- Saxophonist, promoter and all round nice guy Phil Meadows
If you’ve emailed in you’ll have had a personal response which just goes to show that the council are listening and will be taking this into account when drawing up the budget – if you haven’t contacted them yet do it now! The address to write to is email@example.com
Sebastian’s post on the LondonJazz blog not only demonstrates the importance the festival has on the whole country’s jazz scene, but featured this video which I’d forgotten about and that perfectly sums up everything that it means to musicians, punters and the city as whole.
I was lucky enough last night to attend the live broadcast of BBC Jazz on 3 from Band on the Wall in Manchester, featuring live sets from Arun Ghosh, Stuart McCallum and Simcock/Walker/Swallow/Nussbaum (pictured below). Jez also played a few tracks from artists performing at this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival including a track of ours which was really exciting! Listen again for the next 7 days here – the Simcock/Walker/Swallow/Nussbaum set in particular is awesome… I’m just heading into the RNCM now as I’m working for their gig there tonight, can’t wait!