• Guelph Jazz Festival 2017, Day One Preview

    On Day One of the 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival, new artistic director Scott Thomson reflects on Peter Brötzmann, whose solo concert – Wednesday 13 September, 8pm, Guelph Little Theatre, $10 – launches the festival’s concert program: “The first time I heard Peter Brötzmann live was in a bookshop in Rotterdam in 2000, a duo with…

  • Reminder: $10 Art Draw Tickets Available for Michael Hood’s ‘Cycles 1’

    This year’s festival promotional materials – website, posters, brochures – feature Toronto artist Michael Hood’s painting, “Cycles 1.” He has kindly donated the original painting to the festival, for which we are very grateful. Festival attendees can buy $10 Art Draw tickets at concerts at the River Run Centre and Guelph Little Theatre for a…

  • 2017 Festival Podcast #10 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the last in a series of ten podcasts (he calls it a “trombonist’s dozen”) in which he discusses and plays the music of the superb artists and groups that are part of this year’s program. Check out this episode featuring two groups playing the Market Square Stage on 16 September: Bank…

  • Feature Article on the GJF in 5 September Mercury Tribune

    Local writer and broadcaster Vish Khanna has written an in-depth article in his ‘Guelphlandia’ column about this year’s festival in the 5 September Guelph Mercury Tribune. The piece features an interview with new Artistic Director, Scott Thomson. Read the article online.

  • Festival Tickets and Passes Still Available

    Tickets for Guelph Jazz Festival concerts, as well as Full Festival Passes and Saturday Passes are still available for next week’s event. See the full schedule here and box office information here.

  • 2017 Festival Podcast #9 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the ninth in a series of ten podcasts in which he discusses and plays the music of the superb artists and groups that are part of this year’s program. Check out this episode featuring two groups headlining the Market Square Stage: Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band and Pierre Kwenders. New…

  • Charter Bus Program, 16 September, has been Canceled

    We regret to announce that the Charter Bus program, a new initiative for lower-waged and/or car-free music fans in Toronto, offering roundtrip Toronto > Guelph > Toronto transportation on 16 September, has been canceled due to lack of interest. The Saturday Pass program, originally offered in conjunction with the Charter Bus program, remains available (and…

  • Did you know that Peter Brötzmann tickets cost just $10?

    This year’s festival starts with a very special event, An Evening with Peter Brötzmann, featuring a solo concert followed by a live interview with Mack Furlong. This event is at 8pm on Wednesday 13 September, at the Guelph Little Theatre. In the interests of making this concert by this legendary septuagenarian improviser accessible to as…

  • 2017 Festival Podcast #8 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the eighth in a series of ten podcasts in which he discusses and plays the music of the superb artists and groups that are part of this year’s program. Check out this episode featuring three Toronto-based groups performing at the Market Square Stage: Bernice, Eucalyptus, and the Fog Brass Band.…

  • Artistic Director Scott Thomson Interviewed on Guelph Politicast

    Local writer and podcast producer, Adam A. Donaldson, hosts the Guelph Politicast podcast, and his latest episode (#93) features a wide-ranging interview with new Guelph Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Scott Thomson. Listeners can stream the episode at the Politicast website, or download it from the iOS Podcasts app or wherever you access podcasts.