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Guelph Jazz Festival: Pete Johnston’s Stranger Still

Date & Time
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022
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$20.00 Adult
$15.00 Senior
$15.00 Student
$15.00 Under-waged
Infant under 1 free - 
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Guelph Jazz Festival: Pete Johnston’s Stranger Still

Presented by Guelph Jazz Festival

TICKETS ON SALE Monday, July 18, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Stranger Still is a song project by Toronto composer Pete Johnston that explores the words of Hants County Nova Scotia-born poet Alden Nowlan (1933-1983). Featuring Mim Adams and Randi Helmers (voice), Rob Clutton (bass), and Johnston (guitar), Stranger Still is either deceptively odd or deceptively straightforward. Nowlan’s rural lyricism is paired with music that combines plainspoken folk singing with medieval counterpoint, minimalism, progressive rock, and Scandinavian folk music. The resulting songs are an exploration of how Johnston’s roots in rural Nova Scotia have shaped the music he has made since moving to Toronto in 2001. In Exclaim! Magazine, Bryon Hayes states that, “the music of Stranger Still feels minimal in nature, but is maximal in effect… As a debut, it is a stunning, nuanced effort from a talented set of performers.”



For the full schedule of Festival events and programming details, visit guelphjazzfestival.com.

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2022 Guelph Jazz Festival Ticketed Events:

Ben Finley & Reza Yazdanpanah – Sep 15, 2022 4:00 PM
John Hollenbeck’s GEORGE – Sep 15, 2022 8:00 PM
Eric Chenaux – Sep 15, 2022 10:30 PM
Eric Chenaux & Aimée Dawn Robinson – Sep 16, 2022 1:00 PM
TBA – Sep 16, 2022 4:00 PM
Natural Information Society featuring Ari Brown – Sep 16, 2022 8:00 PM
Kee Avil – Sep 16, 2022 10:30 PM
Sarah Pagé and Nicole Rampersaud (double-bill) – Sep 17, 2022 10:30 AM
Pete Johnston’s Stranger Still – Sep 17, 2022 3:00 PM
Land of Kush • Sand Enigma – Sep 17, 2022 8:00 PM
Collateral – Sep 18, 2022 11:00 AM

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