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MJF nominated for venue of the year at parliamentary jazz awards!

MJF nominated for venue of the year at parliamentary jazz awards!

We’re thrilled to announce that Marsden Jazz Festival has made it through to the final of the prestigious Parliamentary Jazz Awards in London and has been shortlisted in the Venue of the Year category alongside jazz clubs in Bristol, Dorking and Brighton.

Luca Manning, who has been nominated for ‘Jazz Newcomer of the Year’ at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, will also be among the dozens for artists performing free gigs in Marsden’s pubs and clubs throughout the festival weekend. Other performers include Mercury nominated SEED Ensemble, Shirley Tetteh performing a new commission, Snake Davis, Beverley Beirne and many more.

Tickets have already gone on sale for headline ticketed venues such as the Club Stage, the Concert Stage and the New Stream Stage as well as family friendly events.

Barney Stevenson, Artistic Director at Marsden Jazz Festival, said:

“We’re delighted to be the only festival to be nominated for venue of the year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and are keeping our fingers crossed for the ceremony in December.

“We already know how much the festival means to the thousands of people who come to Marsden every year to experience the unique atmosphere it brings to the village, but it’s great to get national recognition as well.

“We’ve got another amazing line-up planned for this year’s festival so we’d definitely encourage anyone who hasn’t been before to give it a go.”

This year’s Marsden Jazz Festival will once again feature a hugely popular street parade and battle of the bands on Saturday afternoon, family-friendly events including a workshop with musicians from Leeds College of Music, and a ‘street food alley’, a new addition to the festival for this year.

So we’d like to say a huge thank you to anyone who nominated us, as well as to all of our lovely audience for loving the festival as much as you do and supporting it by visiting each year. Fingers crossed for the awards evening in November!

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