• Read the Full 2018 Program Announcement

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson, with the support of the staff and Board, is pleased to announce the programming for the 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival, 12-16 September. In the festival’s 25th Anniversary year, the programming reflects the breadth of creative improvised music, with stellar regional, national, and international artists and groups representing eight countries. Thomson states:…

  • 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival Programming Now Online!

    Thank you for visiting the newly launched 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival website, listing this year’s 25th Anniversary festival programming and schedule, and featuring this year’s festival image, Timelines by long-time friend of the GJF, Jesse Stewart (see below). Peruse this year’s festival artists and schedule, and start making plans to purchase your tickets and passes, which…

  • The GJF is hiring: Two Summer Positions Available

    The Guelph Jazz Festival is currently posting two summer student positions: Marketing Assistantand Operations Assistant, both supported by a Canada Summer Jobs grant. Applications for both positions are due on Tuesday, 22 May. Please see the detailed job postings here: Marketing Assistant and Operations Assistant. Applications and questions can be directed to Julie Hastings, Director of…

  • GJF presents Mercury (Lori Freedman & Nicolas Caloia), Silence, 28 April

    The Guelph Jazz Festival presents its sole off-season concert featuring Mercury, Lori Freedman (clarinets) and Nicolas Caloia (double bass), from Montreal. This superb and simpatico duo will play a program including pieces by Martin Arnold, Malcolm Goldstein, Pierre-Yves Martel, Rainer Wiens, and by Mercury themselves. The concert is Saturday, 28 April, 8pm, at Silence, 46…

  • Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 27 March 2018

    The festival’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 27 March 2018, 6:00pm on the 2nd floor of the Board House Arts Building, 6 Dublin Street South in Guelph. It’s the old civic museum, at the corner of Waterloo and Dublin streets. Contact us for more information.

  • 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival Dates: 12-16 September

    The 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival celebrates the event’s 25th anniversary. More information to come in the upcoming months.

  • Review of GJF Days 4-5 from the Free Jazz Collective

    Read Connor Kurtz’s review of days 4-5 on the Free Jazz Collective site.

  • Review of GJF Days 1-3 from the Free Jazz Collective

    Read Connor Kurtz’s review of days 1-3 on the Free Jazz Collective site.

  • Thanks for being part of a wonderful Festival weekend!

    The Guelph Jazz Festival team wants to thank everyone who came out to support our hugely successful five-day event. In particular, we’re grateful for the enormous contributions by the festival artists as well as our tireless, dedicated volunteers. The ever-so-sunny long weekend made for the perfect setting for so many great and inspiring performances, and…

  • Guelph Jazz Festival 2017, Day Four Preview

    A big beautiful day of music beckons! With three ticketed concerts featuring five outstanding artists and ensembles, and almost twelve hours of free programming at the Market Square Stage, there is enough music, and a wide enough range of music, to appeal to practically anyone. The ticketed events kick off at 10:30am at Co-operators Hall,…