• The Festival is One Month Away; Get Your Tickets & Passes!

    The one-month countdown is on to the first concert of the 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival – An Evening with Peter Brötzmann – on 13 September at the Guelph Little Theatre. Now is the time to get your tickets and, while they last, Full Festival Passes or Saturday Passes! See here for more information about the…

  • Staff Pick of the Week: David Lander on Bernice

    David Lander, Market Square Manager, tells us who he’s most excited to see at the 2017 Festival: “Every time I see Bernice I think, ‘Maybe I am remembering it wrong, Maybe they aren’t the best band in Toronto’ and, every time, their status as such is proven to be true again and again. Featuring some…

  • 2017 Festival Podcast #5 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the fifth 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 the artists on the 2pm, 16 September double-bill program, Way Out Northwest (John Butcher, Torsten Müller…

  • GJF Around Town Schedule Now Online

    The Guelph Jazz Festival Around Town program is a key component of the Festival that presents music in local cafes, bars, and restaurants in order to complement the Festival’s Main Stage programming and make the whole event more… festive! The schedule for GJF Around Town is now online, with more information about the artists involved…

  • 2017 Festival Podcast #4 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the fourth 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 exceptional international artists who are playing solo concerts as part of the Festival: Peter Brötzmann,…

  • Toronto-Guelph 16 Sept. Charter Bus Tickets On Sale

    In a brand-new initiative to make the GJF accessible to Toronto music fans who cannot (or simply do not want to) drive, a same-day round-trip Charter Bus Program will be available to attendees on Saturday 16 September. This service is available for the minuscule price of $15 and is offered in conjunction with the Saturday Pass,…

  • 2017 Festival Podcast #3 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the third 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 the artists on the Thursday 14 September 8pm mixed program at Cooperators Hall, River Run Centre:…

  • GJF Podcasts to be aired on CFRU and CIUT

    The 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival Podcasts, produced by Artistic Director Scott Thomson, will be aired weekly on CFRU 93.3fm at the University of Guelph, Thursdays at 2pm, and on CIUT 89.5fm at the University of Toronto, Thursdays at 3pm. The GJF thanks these media sponsors for their support. The podcasts are also available from Soundcloud,…

  • 2017 Festival Podcast #2 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the second 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 the groups sharing the Friday 15 September 8pm double-bill at Cooperators Hall, River Run Centre: The…

  • GJF co-presenting Kevin Breit group at Hillside

    Our sibling festival, Hillside, is this weekend, and the GJF is pleased to be co-presenting Kevin Breit & the Upper York Mandolin Quartet, 2:05pm, Sunday, 16 July, at the Lake Stage. Kevin is a long-time friend of the GJF and we are glad that he’s sharing his incredible talents during the event. We will be…