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Guelph Jazz Festival wins prestigious Premier's Award

ICASP extends its hearty congratulations to the organizers, volunteers, and artists of the Guelph Jazz Festival, which has been awarded the 2010 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Project Director Ajay Heble founded the festival in 1994 and has served as its Artistic Director ever since. ICASP’s work is enriched by our affiliation with the festival, and we are delighted to see its efforts recognized in this way. Please see the Guelph Jazz Festival's site for further details.

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.