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Made in the UK 2019

Rochester International Jazz Fest

Applications now open!

International Opportunity!!  Applications for Made in the UK 2019 are now open! This is a concert series of British jazz at the Rochester International Jazz Fest representing high quality jazz and related genres at one of the biggest USA jazz festivals. This is a fantastic opportunity for bands and artists who are ready to have a presence in North America.

Deadline is Thursday September 6th 2018.  Criteria and how to apply can be found here.


‘Made in the UK’ is an annual showcase of British jazz at Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF), which takes place in late June each year. The series was founded by John Ellson (ESIP) & John Nugent (RIJF) in 2008. The series aims to:

  • Present a varied nine-night programme representing the highest quality jazz (& related genres) from the UK as part of one of the largest jazz festivals in the USA

  • Provide a high profile platform in North America for UK bands who are export-ready to begin or further their career in North America.. Bands chosen to perform at RIJF will also all be proposed to the programmers of the Canadian Summer jazz festival circuit for possible inclusion in their 2019 programmes. Although there is no guarantee that groups will be offered dates in Canada, over the past 10 years many Made in the UK groups have succeeded in putting together tours in Canada around their RIJF performances. In the 2017 series, six of the nine bands completed an additional 22 performance dates between them and in 2018, five of the bands performed an additional 10 dates between them on the Canadian festival circuit.

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