Apply to play Manchester Jazz Festival with BBC Introducing

BBC IntroducingBBC Radio 3’s contemporary jazz programme Jazz On 3 is partnering with Manchester Jazz Festival to present a BBC Introducing showcase at Band On The Wall on 31 July.

Jazz on 3 is calling on new acts and artists to make submissions to play. A team of BBC jazz presenters including Jez Nelson, Gilles Peterson and Kevin Le Gendre will then select bands to perform.

As well as performing, successful acts could also have their music heard across BBC Radio on programmes including Jazz on 3 and Radio 2’s Jamie Cullum show.

Jez Nelson said: ‘BBC Introducing has proved incredibly powerful at uncovering great talent across many music genres. Jazz is no exception. As a way of discovering excellent new artists and bands it’s been invaluable for Jazz On 3.

‘The Manchester Jazz Festival BBC Introducing event is a real highlight of the year – I’m always blown away by the quality of the acts that make it to the night.’

Previous jazz acts to find favour via BBC Introducing include Trish Clowes, who went on to become a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. Roller Trio received a Mercury Prize nomination and Peter Edwards was nominated for a MOBO award.

Visit to upload you music for submission now.

Check out Anton Hunter playlist who performed at last year’s festival.