Arborienteering Audience Registration Now Online

Click here to visit the registration page for Arborienteering, our site-specific event-piece for fifteen musicians in the University of Guelph Arboretum, Sunday 25 and Monday 26 July, 1pm. Attendance is free, but advance registration is mandatory so that we can comply with health-measure capacity limits.

Introducing Arborienteering

During a period when conventional live music presentation is not feasible, the Guelph Jazz Festival is once again presenting live music in unconventional ways. Arborienteering is a live-music event-piece conceived and composed for the University of Guelph Arboretum. Fifteen musicians will play ten-minute solos, each under specific trees. These solos will begin at five-minute intervals so, with the …

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Welcome to the Guelph Jazz Festival 2021 Website

We are happy to launch our new website design, featuring details from our 2021 GJF image, a painting by Winnipeg artist, Caroline Mousseau, tangle, oil on canvas, 43” x 46.125”, 2017. Thanks as always to Dave Steele at Barking Dog Studios and our graphic designer Helen Dimitrijevic. While plans for 2021 remain uncertain at this point, we are optimistic …

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The 2021 Festival: April Update

While circumstances are not making us feel great these April days, we remain hopeful that we can mount a 2021 Guelph Jazz Festival, 15-19 September. It will likely take a very different shape than have our festivals in recent years, but we’re excited to be able to present live music in Guelph however we can. …

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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, …

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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 …

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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]

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