Music

Live Music: Anne Bourne/Joe Sorbara/Ajay Heble Trio – ArtsEverywhere Festival

Please join us on Sunday, May 5th, from 8–9 pm (ET) for a live music performance by the Anne Bourne/Joe Sorbara/Ajay Heble Trio. The performance will take place in person at ImprovLab, MCKN 108 at the University of Guelph. The event acts the finale of the ArtsEverywhere Festival.

Balance (Detroit): Improvised Music Masterclass at ImprovLab

Please join us on Friday, March 22 at 2:00 PM (ET) for a Masterclass with the boundary-pushing jazz duo, Balance. This presentation will take place in person at ImprovLab, MCKN 108 at the University of Guelph. As always, our Masterclass events are free! The duo will also be performing a ticketed concert at Silence, at 8:00PM (ET), that same night.

Jamming the Classroom: Book Launch & Concert

IICSI is pleased to present a book launch & concert by Ajay Heble & Jesse Stewart! Please join us at the ImprovLab at 3 PM on Saturday, November 25th for this free event, open to all!  Please RSVP here to confirm your attendance.

Books will be on hand for purchase!

For those who cannot make it in person, the concert will be live-streamed on IICSI’s official Twitch stream!

Guelph Jazz Festival 2021

We are thrilled to announce our plans to present an in-person live music festival, 14-19 September in Guelph, Ontario. The 2021 Guelph Jazz Festival programming is conceived to offer our audiences a range of…

Music and Antifascism Conference: Reflections on the Past and Possibilities in the Present

How have artists resisted the global surge of far-right movements and authoritarian regimes through music and music-making? How has music been mobilized against fascism and fascist tendencies in societies in…

Charity Cruz – Reflections on the 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium

A Reflection from Emerging Scholar Charity Cruz, on the 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium: Hovering at the Edge: Words, Music, Sound, and Song.

“Call Us Immigrants”: The Convergence of Sound and Language in Improvisational Jazz

A Reflection from Emerging Scholar Ainjel Stephens, on the 2018 Colloquium: Hovering at the Edge: Words, Music, Sound, and Song.

Ali Berkok – Immersion and Connection at the 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium

A Reflection from Emerging Scholar Ali Berkok, on the 2018 Colloquium: Hovering at the Edge: Words, Music, Sound, and Song.