• 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.

  • 2017 Festival Podcast #7 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the seventh 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 very different Montreal-based ensembles: Jane and the Magic Bananas and the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra. New…

  • Great Opportunities to Volunteer at the Festival

    Volunteers are the community-spirit foundation on which the Guelph Jazz Festival is based. Do you want to get involved? We would love to have you aboard. Volunteer areas include box office, front-of-house, green room, hospitality, transportation, bartending, transportation, site setup & teardown, and more. No matter what role you serve, volunteering is a great way…