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Update about the 2021 Festival

Typically, by mid-February, the GJF Artistic Direction is well underway assembling the lineup for the following September’s festival. 2021 is, of course, not your typical year, so we’re still in a process of wait-and-see what will be possible and desirable for our autumn programming. From here, however, we still hope to be able to present…

Guelph Jazz Festival Annual General Meeting, 9 March

The Guelph Jazz Festival’s Annual General Meeting will be Tuesday 9 March, 6:30pm. In order to attend, you must be a GJF member; sign up for membership ($30 annual fee) here. The meeting will be conducted remotely, over Zoom. For more information, please write to [email protected]

Echoes: GJF Geolocated Soundwalk in Guelph launches 30 October

During this period when we cannot safely do what we do best – present live music – we have conceived of an uncommon way to (re-)experience our 2019 Festival programming. is a mobile app platform on which users create geolocated soundwalks. The GJF will be launching its first Echoes soundwalk on 30 October, after which it will…

Read the Summary Report of the 2019 Festival

Click here to read the Summary Report of the 2019 Guelph Jazz Festival. Layout by Lily Ramsey. Artwork by Laurie Skatzos. Photography by Lily Ramsey & Steph Yates.

Update on the 2020 Guelph Jazz Festival

Given the uncertain and evolving state of the pandemic, we at the Guelph Jazz Festival have determined not to present our annual event as we’d planned for 16-20 September 2020, a measure we make with your safety foremost in mind. As we plan ahead with hope to our next festival in September 2021, we will…

Update on the 2020 Festival

Long-time GJF patrons have come to expect announcement of highlights of the festival’s programming by mid-May. Due to this year’s unique circumstances, which of course engender uncertainty in all sectors, we will be delaying our announcement until mid-June. Please check this space along with our social media feeds for an update at the beginning of…