2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Lineup

Photo of Thumbscrew: Michael Formanek, Mary Halvorson, and Thomas Fujiwara

Michael Formanek, Mary Halvorson, and Thomas Fujiwara

Black and white photograph of Darius Jones.

Darius Jones. Photo by Peter Gannushkin.

The 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival has been moved further along in the month of September, running September 16-20. This year’s interim artistic director, Vancouver’s Rainbow Robert, has programmed a refreshing mix of new names and established talents, including the great English saxophonist Evan Parker—in duo with Colin Stetson, and in the group Rocket Science with Peter Evans, Ikue Mori and Sam Pluta— the Darius Jones Quartet; Jason Adasiewicz’s Sun Rooms; Kris Davis’ Capricorn Climber; Colin Stetson/Sarah Neufeld; the Vancouver trio Waxwing with Peggy Lee, Tony Wilson and Jon Bentley, as well as Tony Wilson’s A Day’s Life Band; Thumbscrew; Matana Roberts; Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog; the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet, and many others. The opening night features a gala fundraiser with Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Strings featuring special guest Matt Brubeck, and the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble. For the full lineup, please visit guelphjazzfestival.com.

This year the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium will take place Sept 16-18 with concurrent sessions running at downtown sites Silence, Musagetes, and Heritage Hall.

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