information for artists

Artists at Lancaster Jazz Festival

Lancaster Jazz Festival has a track record of promoting cutting-edge contemporary jazz and we aim to provide spaces for the musicians who make it to produce their best work.

Our relationships with artists is at the heart of what we do at the Lancaster Jazz Festival and we host training and networking events at the festival and ad-hoc focus groups throughout the year.

We usually offer accomodation for artists playing the festival and encourage the ‘hang’ that this can facilitate, giving artists the chance to meet and check out each others projects.

Apply to play at the 2022 festival in September

We’re accepting both written and video applications to play at the Lancaster Jazz Festival.

Apply in writing

Send us your application in writing: fill in the written submission form

Apply with a video submission

Send us your application as a video: fill in the video submission form

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 28 February 2022.

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