Cross Currents Trio featuring Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain, Chris Potter will perform on Saturday 21 July,8 PM the  Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall in Manchester …Rahul Laud reports for Asian Lite News

 by Paul Joseph.
Chris Potter Saxophonist with Ustad Zakir Hussain on tabla and Bassist Dave Holland

Manchester’s longest-running festival returns for its 23rd year. Manchester jazz festival returns to the city from Friday 20 July for nine days of music, craft beer, artisan food and entertainment. Manchester’s longest running music event and Europe’s  jazz festival returns with 104 events across the city from July 20 – 28 2018, featuring a line-up of local and international talent.

The full programme is live at and features UK and world premieres, international headliners, the best in emerging talent, DJ sets, gems from across the North West and Great Britain, a French day showcasing Europe 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 in both free and paid for gigs.

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Zakhir Hussain

Cross Currents Trio featuring Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain, Chris Potter will perform on Saturday 21 July, 8 PM the  Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall in Manchester . These three living legends of jazz unite in a rare UK performance fusing contemporary jazz and world music virtuosity. Famous for playing with the likes of Miles Davies, George Harrison, Herbie Hancock and Van Morrison, these three maestros will enthral the Manchester Jazz lovers and percussionists.

Arun Ghosh will perform on Saturday 21 July, 8pm at Salon Perdu, Albert Square, Manchester. Arun, one of the UK’s most charismatic artists and passionate communicators, returns to profile new music from album But Where Are You Really From? which fuses his trademark South-Asian folk and jazz with elements of rock, classical, folk and ambient music.

mjf Executive Director EJ Trivett said: “manchester jazz festival is fast becoming the go-to destination for new music and jazz in the UK, and we are equally excited about our future as we are proud of our long-standing history. 4 “In such an important year marking the centenary of Suffrage, mjf 2018 presents a powerful platform which celebrates female artists and composers, alongside a broad, diverse cohort of talented local to international musicians. “As audiences demand more unique, immersive experiences, mjf continues to harness the improvisational spirit of jazz, delivering unmissable, once in a lifetime moments.”

The Festival Square once again centres around Albert Square and plays host to a selection of free music, artisan food and drinks throughout the festival. mjf is pleased to announce Festival Square this year features the Brightside Festival Bar, sponsored by the Radcliffe craft brewers, The Brightside Brewing Company. They will also welcome Manchester Gin and Fever-Tree tonic to Festival Square this year.

The festival has been funded with support from Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development programme and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors.



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