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Sonic Explorations and Creative Improvisations at The Guelph Jazz Festival

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In North America, there are over 100 annual jazz festivals. Only a small number of these festivals are devoted to the avant-garde, adventurous, and freely improvised music. The Vision Festival in jny: New York City is perhaps the best known festival with its celebration of improvised music, dance, and poetry. There are a few others that ...

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Guelph Jazz Festival 2016

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In the small college town of Guelph less than an hour's drive west of jny: Toronto, a significant festival has occurred each September since 1994. Recently retired Artistic Director Ajay Heble prided himself on featuring the very best in improvised music, culling his program from the ranks of the best international purveyors of this music. By ...

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Guelph Jazz Festival: Guelph, Canada, September 5-9, 2012

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Guelph Jazz Festival
Guelph, Ontario
September 5-9, 2012
The Guelph Jazz Festival is in its 19th year. Under the direction of Ajay Heble, the festival has few equals in Canada, attracting the upper echelon of improvising musicians.

It is a rare festival that can resist the allure of “tent-pole" shows--the mass-appeal artists that have vague, ...

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Guelph Jazz Festival, September 8-12, 2010

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Guelph Jazz Festival
Guelph, Canada
September 8-12, 2010
Some music festivals are holidays and some are expeditions. The annual Guelph Jazz Festival & Colloquium in Ontario has a way of being more safari than respite. The days are long, with lectures and panel discussions on some days beginning at 9:00am and concerts on others ...