• Welcome to the 2019 Guelph Jazz Festival Website

    We are pleased to announce much of the programming for the 2019 Guelph Jazz Festival & Colloquium, 11-15 September. Some artists and concerts are still to be added, and our friends at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation are still busily programming the Colloquium, but you can peruse the confirmed artists and schedule…

  • Work for the GJF: Accepting Applications for Two Canada Summer Jobs Positions (17 May deadline)

    The Guelph Jazz Festival will be hiring two students through the Canada Summer Jobs Program: Administrative Assistant (primarily marketing) and Production Assistant (primarily artist logistics). (Click on the links to see the job description and application process.) The deadline for applications is Friday 17 May, with the jobs starting in June for a total of 280…

  • 2019 Festival Program to be Announced in mid-May

    Highlights of the programming for the 2019 Guelph Jazz Festival, 11-15 September, co-curated by Scott Thomson and Karen Ng, will be announced in mid-May, along with the launch of the 2019 website featuring an outstanding image by Guelph painter, Laurie Skantzos.

  • Guelph Jazz Festival Annual General Meeting, 6pm, 25 March 2019

    The Guelph Jazz Festival will be hosting its 2019 Annual General Meeting at 6pm on Monday 25 March in the Ashlar Gallery, Boarding House Arts, 2nd floor, 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph. All 2018 members of the Guelph Jazz Festival are invited to renew their membership, and new members can likewise sign up, in order to…

  • 2019 Guelph Jazz Festival Dates: 12-15 September

    Mark your calendars! The first announcement of our 2019 programming will be made public in May. Check back here regularly for updates.

  • New Year, New Mailing Address

    Happy New Year, y’all. We celebrated (woot!) by moving offices, from Suite 301 to Suite 202 in the Boarding House Arts Building. So, when you’re sending us postcards from Micronesia or love letters from anywhere, send them to: Guelph Jazz Festival 202 – 6 Dublin Street South Guelph ON N1H 4L5

  • Thank you, Julie Hastings!

    The Guelph Jazz Festival extends heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Julie Hastings, who is retiring from her role as Director of Operations after twenty-four years with the organisation. In 1995, Julie got involved in the second year of the fledgling festival as a volunteer to help hang posters around the city, and her involvement in…

  • Welcome Karen Ng to the Guelph Jazz Festival Team

    The Guelph Jazz Festival Board is delighted to announce that it has hired Karen Ng in the newly formed position of Assistant Artistic and General Director. Karen will be working in tandem with Scott Thomson, who has been promoted to position of Artistic and General Director, on festival programming and administration. This restructuring of the…

  • Guelph Film Festival, 9 November: The Strange Sound of Happiness

    The GJF is pleased to be co-presenting Diego Pascal Panarello’s The Strange Sound of Happiness, Friday 9 November, 7:30pm, at The Church of the Apostles, 86 Glasgow Street North, as part of the 2018 Guelph Film Festival. “In this strange and beautiful film, Diego returns to Sicily, his home, after years of drifty. His dream of…

  • 2018 Festival Review: Free Jazz Collective

    Detailed review of the 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival by Connor Kurtz of the Free Jazz Collective.