Support / Sponsors

The Guelph Jazz Festival is a community organization supported by the time, effort, dedication and goodwill of our staff, volunteers, sponsors, board, audiences and our wider community. You can help us too. Become a volunteer, get involved, meet other lovers of live and improvised music. If you're so inclined, you can also donate your money! See the sub-menu links above for ways you can support the Festival.

Memberships & Donations 

We encourage you to support our vision by becoming a member of the Guelph Jazz Festival. Memberships are $30 each and are valid for one calendar year. Members receive a variety of rewards such as discounts on Festival tickets and passes, an invitation to member events, plus other cool, jazz tinged perks! Every member has the right to vote at our annual meeting in the spring. Memberships are not tax deductible. Click here to buy a membership.

There are three ways you can donate directly to the Guelph Jazz Festival. In each case you'll receive a tax receipt for your charitable donation. Click here to donate.



Leader $20,000+


Innovator $5000+


Improviser $1,000+


Darina and Carl Griffin

Julie Hastings

Julie Smith and Robert Kerr

Collaborator $400+

John and Nancy Bligh

Linda Hutcheon

Pat Harland

Friends $200+

Barry Erikson

Elizabeth Cockburn

Ian Digby

James and Louisa O’Reilly

Jenny Jayavel

Sue Merritt

Supporter $25+

Andrew Finnegan


Bob Desautels

Catherine Lovell

Chester Psica

G. Jean Elliott

Ken Alsop

Ken and Joyce Ferguson

Mark Conrad

Michael Darragh

Paul Gingrich

Ramunas F. Sakalinis

Shelia O’Reilly

Steven Hacker

Sucheta Heble & Aziz Hurzook

Thomas Zimmerman

Vera Dyck

Corporate Donors

Applied GeoLogics

Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkins LLP

Market Fresh

Jazz at Market Square Raffle Donors

Baker Street Station

John Halliwell

Norfolk Guest House

Sukha Yoga Centre

The Boathouse

The Stone Store


Jazz Messengers ($30 membership)

Aaron Senitt

Ajay Heble

Allan Mattes

Barrie Chercover

Ben Davies

Bob Desautels

Elizabeth Cockburn

Eric the Baker

Ian Digby

J.J. McMurtry

Jeff Bird

Julie Dawn Smith

Julie Hastings

Kelli Peters

Ken and Joyce Ferguson

Kevin Hall

Laura Mousseau

Linda Hutcheon

Mark Conrad

Maria Neve

Paul Gingrich

Shawn van Sluys

Sheila O’Reilly

Susan Merritt

Robert Kerr

Terry Gillespie

Vera Dyck

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