About the MJF

This is the second year of a partnership between Olby’s Soul Cafe and the Margate Jazz Festival that’s already brought some of the finest contemporary jazz artists in the world to Kent’s South-East coast including Courtney Pine, Binker and Moses, Omar Puente and Bansangu Orchestra.


For this year’s event there is also a new social partnership with Jazz re:freshed, the London-based contemporary music/arts movement and record label at the forefront of the current young British jazz scene. As well as jazz re:freshed’s festival participation there will also be a  series of partnership live events taking place at Olby’s through into 2020.


In addition to the headline artists’ performances at Olby’s Soul Cafe, there will be an increase in the number of fringe performances at venues around Margate, including the Cinq Ports Restaurant & Bar, The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House and Ales of the Unexpected with more to be announced.