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]

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 …

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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 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 …

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