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Review of GJF Days 1-3 from the Free Jazz Collective

Read Connor Kurtz’s review of days 1-3 on the Free Jazz Collective site.

Thanks for being part of a wonderful Festival weekend!

The Guelph Jazz Festival team wants to thank everyone who came out to support our hugely successful five-day event. In particular, we’re grateful for the enormous contributions by the festival artists as well as our tireless, dedicated volunteers. The ever-so-sunny long weekend made for the perfect setting for so many great and inspiring performances, and…

Guelph Jazz Festival 2017, Day Four Preview

A big beautiful day of music beckons! With three ticketed concerts featuring five outstanding artists and ensembles, and almost twelve hours of free programming at the Market Square Stage, there is enough music, and a wide enough range of music, to appeal to practically anyone. The ticketed events kick off at 10:30am at Co-operators Hall,…

Guelph Jazz Festival 2017, Day Three Preview

With Day Three of the 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival, Friday 15 September, there is an intensification of activity (and fun!), especially as programming at the Market Square Stage, Carden Street next to City Hall, commences. Highlights include New York’s Pocket Brass Band, led by the amazing trombonist Ray Anderson, a frequent winner of the Downbeat…

Guelph Jazz Festival 2017, Day Two Preview

Day Two of the Guelph Jazz Festival features a second full day of activity at the Colloquium, University of Guelph, convened by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) including a keynote address by Prof. Eric Lewis; several panels; a live interview of festival artists John Butcher (UK), Thomas Lehn (Germany), and Matthew…