• Festival Podcast 1 Now Available

    Artistic Director Scott Thomson has produced the first of ten podcasts featuring the artists and groups to be presented at the 2018 festival. This episode features the groups performing at the 15 September 8pm double-bill: Darius Jones’s Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation) with Emilie Lesbros, and Jean Derome’s Somebody Special: Music of Steve…

  • Tickets and Passes for the 2018 Festival Now On Sale

    Please visit the Tickets page for information for purchasing tickets and passes for the 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival. Ticket prices for individual concerts are listed on the Schedule page as well. Ticket and pass prices are listed as general admission as well as a concession price for students, seniors, and the under-waged.

  • 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.