Marsden Jazz Festival
Founded in 1992 the Marsden Jazz Festival is one of the UK’s longest-running jazz events and is a proper takeover with a street parade and venues in 13 pubs, clubs and bars, three outdoor stages, two cafes and one former cowshed.
Match&Fuse is planning their third year at Marsden Jazz Festival after another great event in 2018. It was actually the ‘fuse’ between Manchester-based Tåpp Duo (Beka Reid and Polly Virr) and the Swiss band, the Great Harry Hillman that really lit the night up. A recording was made and short extracts livestreamed.
These chances for musicians to share and interact are vital – the politics of music are always based on connection and collaboration. This was felt by Match&Fuse too in relation to their working partnership with Marsden Jazz. It proved to be a beneficial dialogue with ways to extend promotion, publicity and creative ideas.