MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL
One of the big hits from last year’s MJF, Mancunian singer-songwriter Mali returns to take centre stage with her pure, simple, mellifluous voice capturing the essence of each song, breezing over subtle but precise band arrangements with deceptive simplicity and soulful grace, leaving you always wanting more.
WE ARE LEIF
Bristol’s We Are Leif look to New York’s contemporary jazz-infused scene and, closer to home, Lamb and Massive Attack. Powerful vocals and a tight rhythm team deftly span the balance of jazz sensibilities, with a penchant for neo-soul and R&B.