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The Guelph Jazz Festival One-on-One Concert Series, 20-21 March

We are thrilled to announce a radical response to our general inability to present and enjoy live music during this period. On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March, 2021, we will present eight different musicians, each playing two 30-minute solo concerts, each for a different single audience member: The Guelph Jazz Festival One-on-One Concert Series, Silence,…

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…