Colloquium (convened by IICSI)

The annual Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium features panel discussions, keynote speakers, artist talks, and workshops. The Colloquium is convened by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at the University of Guelph, a major collaborative research initiative comprising non-profit organizations, researchers, and universities funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

“Hovering at the Edge: Words, Music, Sound, and Song”


5:00pm | Exhibition Launch
Jen Reimer & Max Stein, Sounding the City 003 : Guelph
Exhibition, 2nd Floor, Boarding House Gallery Space, 6 Dublin Street S.

9:30 pm | Post-Concert Talk Back
Rory Magill, Christine Duncan, and Rainbow Chorus
Guelph Little Theatre

12:00 pm | Concert Co-presented by the College of Arts
Thursday at Noon (TAN) Concert: Augustí Fernández
Goldschmidt Room (Room 107), MacKinnon Building, University of Guelph

2:00 pm | Roundtable
Kevin McNeilly, Sara Villa, Rob Wallace, Paul Watkins
Silence, 46 Essex St.

3:30 pm | Panel
Jazz Poetry
Vilde AaslidWith Urgent Words: Political Poetry and Jazz in 2018
Meta Deuwa Jones
Silence, 46 Essex St.

5:00 pm | Reception and Exhibition Launch
Performance by Douglas R. Ewart & Rita Warford
10C, 42 Carden St.

9:00 | InterviewCo-presented with the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival
Dionne Brand interviewed by Winston Smith
Lecture Room, Art Gallery of Guelph

10:30 | Keynote
Brent Hayes Edwards
Lecture Room, Art Gallery of Guelph

Noon | Concert – Co-presented by the Central Student Association
CSA Noon-Hour Concert: Thanya Iyer
Branion Plaza, University of Guelph

1:30 | Concert
Bernard Falaise & Konk Pack
Silence, 46 Essex St.

4:00 | Artist Panel
Darius Jones, Emilie Lesbros, Amirtha Kidambi, & Thanya Iyer
Moderator: Kevin McNeilly
Silence, 46 Essex. St.

5:30 | Concert
Darius Jones & Amirtha Kidambi
Silence, 46 Essex. St.

7:00 | Pre-concert Talkback
Jean Derome, Karen Young & Alan Stanbridge (moderator)
Foyer of the Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St.

All events are free and open to the public.