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Brighter Sound at Manchester Jazz Festival

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We’re excited to be supporting three emerging artists at this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival.

We’ve selected three brilliant artists to perform at the mjf introduces stage – a stage dedicated to highlighting the finest up-and-coming artists from the North West.

Pop down on Sun 26 May for some free music (and hopefully some sunshine).

16.30 – 17:00 – The Freewheel

17:30 – 18:00 – Dilettante

18:30 – 19:00 – Emanuel J Burton + Supergroup

The mjf introduces stage can be found on New Cathedral Street across the five day festival. For more info about Manchester Jazz Festival and tickets for other events click here.


About The Freewheel

The Freewheel is Yorkshire-born songwriting duo Laura and Clayton Devanny, who deliver an eclectic mix showcasing their love of a wide range of genres and vocal harmonies. Their musical highlights so far include playing at Switzerland’s Blue Balls festival over Lake Lucerne, performing at Galtres Festival and recording their debut EP ‘Something’s Got to Give’ in the hills of Hebden Bridge.

About Dilettante

Formed in October 2018 Dilettante is an art-rock collective led by multi-instrumentalist Francesca Pidgeon based in Northern England. The outfit was born out of a fear of committing to a single line up, and is Francesca’s rebound project after long-term relationship with indie-jazz four piece ‘Kumiko’. Expect woodwind loops and fuzzy guitar.

When not on tour as Dilettante, or as a member of BC Camplight, Francesca enjoys playing roller derby and making stop motion animations.

For Fans Of: St Vincent, Fiona Apple, tUnE-yArDs, Billie Holiday, Andy Shauf and Grizzly Bear.

About Emanuel J Burton + Supergroup

Emanuel J Burton + Supergroup are a carefully curated seven-piece Spiritual Jazz ensemble hailing from cities across the North. Their expression through music is powerful and driven by faith, feel and technique in equal combination. Bringing a fresh and experimental stance they access the future sound of Jazz with the perfect seasoning of Gospel and Funk through to Soul and Jazz. Originating from the vision of band leader and drummer Emanuel J Burton, this fierce collective look for each performance to bring a musical therapy and within that invoke positive and healing vibrations.