• A Note from the Artistic Director

    (This note is a version of what is printed in the 2018 print program.) Assembling a program of wide-ranging, world-class music is the fun part of the job. The artists and groups described [on this site] excite me enormously, and the varied approaches they reflect amount to a dynamic long weekend of uncommon creative music.…

  • Bonus GJF Podcast: Marielle Groven & Aaron Lumley

    Have a listen to this formidable partnership – in music and in life – pianist, violinist, composer, and improviser Marielle Groven and double-bassist, improviser, and composer Aaron Lumley, discuss their work (together and separately) at some length with Guelph Jazz Festival AD Scott Thomson. Current Guelph residents Marielle and Aaron (savour their presence while you…

  • Festival Podcast 10 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the tenth of ten podcasts featuring the artists and groups to be presented at the 2018 festival. This episode features the brand-new programming initiative designed to help celebrate the GJF’s 25th Anniversary, the Friday Night Street Music Party in Market Square, featuring the Shuffle Demons, Samba Squad, Heavyweights Brass Band,…

  • Festival Podcast 9 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the ninth of ten podcasts featuring the artists and groups to be presented at the 2018 festival. This episode features the special opening-night concert: SUNG RA: The Rakestar Arkestra and a massed choir under the direction of Christine Duncan.

  • Festival Podcast 8 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the eighth of ten podcasts featuring the artists and groups to be presented at the 2018 festival. This episode features two acts performing at Market Square, free outdoor programming, on Saturday 15 September: Avaatar & Thanya Iyer

  • Festival Podcast 7 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the seventh of ten podcasts featuring the artists and groups to be presented at the 2018 festival. This episode features two acts performing at Market Square, free outdoor programming, on Saturday 15 September: James Brandon Lewis Trio & DJ Shub

  • Festival Podcast 6 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the sixth of ten podcasts featuring the artists and groups to be presented at the 2018 festival. This episode features the groups performing at the 16 September noon double-bill: Hübsch Martel Zoubek & Marilyn Lerner and Nicole Rampersaud: Brass Knuckle Sandwich.

  • Festival Podcast 5 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the fifth of ten podcasts featuring the artists and groups to be presented at the 2018 festival. This episode features the groups performing at the 14 September 1:30pm double-bill: Bernard Falaise (solo guitar) & Konk Pack (Tim Hodgkinson, Thomas Lehn & Roger Turner):

  • Still Many Opportunities to Volunteer at the GJF

    To get involved in the 2018 event as a volunteer – a great way to meet new people and contribute to a vibrant artistic event – please visit our Volunteer Page with links to various job descriptions and other information. Thanks for considering contributing in this way to the Guelph Jazz Festival!

  • Festival Podcast 4 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the fourth of ten podcasts featuring the artists and groups to be presented at the 2018 festival. This episode features the groups performing at the 15 September 2pm double-bill: Satoko Fujii’s This is It! and Marielle Groven, Aaron Lumley, and Jasper Stadhouders: