Music soared across the grounds and through the corridors of the JGH again this June, as the JGH Jazz Festival celebrated its gala 20th year of entertaining patients, visitors and staff.
Lunch-hour audiences relaxed in the picnic area of the JGH, as the 19th JGH Jazz Festival focused on music of the world, with 20 acts playing everything from surf rock to African pop.
Amid soaring rhythms and layered harmonies, a bittersweet note crept into the most recent edition of the JGH Jazz Festival: It was the final production before the retirement of Bryan Highbloom as the hospital’s Music Therapist and festival organizer.
Bryan Highbloom (right), JGH Music Therapist and organizer of the JGH Jazz Festival, joined visiting musicians in entertaining audiences during the 15th annual series of concerts in mid-June. Jazz, rock, folk, electronic, avant-garde and world music were performed by a wide array of artists, including members of JGH staff, daily for two weeks.