GUELPH JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015
The 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival takes place from September 16th through to the 20th. Tickets and Festival Pass are available here.
FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet!
Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum is no stranger to Canadian audiences. His 2014 tour by bicycle, stopping along the way to play with local musicians, began in San Diego and ended in Vancouver. His Guelph appearances have featured him with Bob Ostertag, Sylvie Courvoisier, Jim Black, Kyle Brenders, Mary Halvorson, Anthony Braxton and, during last summer’s Guelph Jazz Festival’s “invasion” of Fort York, in duet with Tomas Fujiwara. This year we are excited to present Ho Bynum’s sextet with Jim Hobbs (alto saxophone), Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums). Hearing this virtuoso ensemble perform his original compositions will remind Guelph listeners why Taylor Ho Bynum the Boston Globe has called him a major force on the outward-bound side of the jazz continuum.
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet plays on Sunday, September 20th, 11:00 AM at Guelph Little Theatre. Tickets and Festival Pass available here.
The Village Singers share their good fortune and $2000 with the Guelph Jazz Festival
In early June, the Village By The Arboretum community hosted the world renowned Windjammers band, an ensemble of 35 professional musicians. The occasion celebrated music and the outstanding contributions of those involved in the Second World War as we recognize the 70th anniversary of the end of fighting.
The Windjammers require that the money raised by their occasional concerts be given to the local community. Brent Rowan conducted the Windjammers and he suggested that half the money raised go to supporting the youth programs in music at the Guelph Jazz Festival.
We are delighted to have this support. Much of the money we raise goes to the main stage presentations so we are especially happy to have direct support of the outreach, education and youth work we do at the GJF.
There will be a Christmas concert of popular seasonal numbers presented by the Village Singers at the Village By The Arboretum in December. It will be a fun event for the whole family so mark your calendars now so you won’t forget.
Thank you to Susan Campbell of the Village Band and Marguerite Davies of the Village Singers for delivering the $2,000 cheque in support of the GJF.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER? HEAD OVER TO guelphjazzvolunteer.com and FIND OUT HOW TO GET INVOLVED!