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Program Announced for 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival, Celebrating 20 Years

20 Years of Guelph Jazz

This year's program for the Guelph Jazz Festival has been announced, revealing an exciting line-up of musicians and performers from around the world. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the festival, which will take place from September 4th-8th, 2013 in Guelph, Ontario. Featured among the many world-class performers are Pharoah and the Underground on a double bill with Wadada Leo Smith and his Golden Quartet, Nicole Mitchell's Indigo Trio, and a very special World Percussion Summit featuring Jesse Stewart, Hamid Drake, Dong-Won Kim, and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. Many more details can be found at the festival's online day-by-day schedule.

The 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium will have its full schedule of events revealed shortly. Information will be posted on the Guelph Jazz Festival homepage, as well as at our colloquia hub.

As always, all colloquium events are free, accessible, and open to the public. Tickets for the Guelph Jazz Festival performances can be purchased here.

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.