• 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. Echoes.xyz 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…

  • 2020 Annual General Meeting Postponed

    Our 2020 Annual General Meeting (previously scheduled for this Tuesday) has been postponed to Tuesday 21 April, 6:30pm, in the Ashlar Gallery, Boarding House Arts Building, 2nd Floor, 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph. 2019 members will be invited to renew their memberships on site, and new members are encouraged to join as well. Membership costs $30 annually. Attendees…

  • Guelph Jazz Festival 2020 Annual General Meeting

    All members of the Guelph Jazz Festival are invited to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 24 March, 6:30pm, in the Ashlar Gallery, Boarding House Arts Building, 2nd Floor, 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph. 2019 members will be invited to renew their memberships on site, and new members are encouraged to join as well.…

  • Review and Photo Essay of 2019 GJF in All About Jazz

    You can read a thorough review and see some superb photos of days 3 & 4 of the 2019 Guelph Jazz Festival by Dave Kaufman in All About Jazz.