• 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…

  • 2017 Festival Podcast #1 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the first 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 first podcast featuring the groups sharing the Saturday 16 September 8pm double-bill at Cooperators Hall, River Run Centre:…

  • Festival Tickets Now On Sale

    Tickets for the 2017 Festival are now on sale: 3 July for online orders and 4 July to do so by telephone or in person. Click here for box office information. Buy many tickets; the program is great and your attendance will make it even better.

  • William Parker & Patricia Nicholson Parker at Silence, 30 June

    Long-time friends of the Guelph Jazz Festival, William Parker and Patricia Nicholson, make music, dance, poetry in order to uplift, encourage and inspire listeners to enter their higher self. Thus they in turn may, in their own lives and work, act as a force for good. The ultimate goal of the art is for all…

  • Toronto music fans: We’d love your feedback!

    With much of the 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival programming now public, we are working to determine the ticketing and pricing structure for the event. With this in mind, we are seeking feedback from Toronto supporters of the Festival around a potential initiative. Typically, the Festival sells passes for the entire program, plus single tickets for single concerts (including…

  • Festival Fundraiser at Silence, 18 June: Togetherness!

    On Sunday, 18 June, 8pm, at Silence, Ellwood Epps’s Montreal quintet Togetherness! will play brilliant, joyful pieces by South African composers like Abdullah Ibrahim, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, and Sean Bergin, plus those – like Don Cherry, William Parker, Misha Mengelberg, and Ellwood Epps – inspired by them. The music is steeped in the alchemical blend of gospel, swing, and…

  • GJF Co-Productions with Suoni per il Popolo, Montreal

    We are pleased to be co-producing two concerts at the 2017 Suoni per il Popolo Festival in Montreal, each featuring major figures in creative improvised music who have performed in Guelph over the years: Roscoe Mitchell solo on 15 June & the Anthony Braxton Sextet on 16 June. Have a look at the entire exciting program of…

  • 2017 Program Highlights Now Online

    You can now see many of the artists playing and much of the schedule for this September’s festival. Tickets and passes for the Guelph Jazz Festival go on sale 3 July, 2017.