Sam Minevich (left) and Henri Oppenheim, the JGH’s Music Therapists, practice in the picnic area near the Pavilion A entrance, where the JGH Jazz Festival will be held from June 27 to 30.
Feature articlesJune 2022

JGH Jazz Festival returns after two-year absence

After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the JGH Jazz Festival returns on June 27 for a week of free concerts.

Bryan Highbloom (right), founder of the JGH Jazz Festival, performs at the festival with Dr. Wendajam and his Traveling Medicine Show on June 12.
June 2019News

Gala 20th year of concerts that heal in the JGH Jazz Festival

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.

Psychedelic surf-rock band Les Surfants Terribles performed an outdoor set at the JGH Jazz Festival.
Feature articlesJuly 2018

Bringing the musical sounds of the world to the JGH

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.

Bryan Highbloom (right), former Music Therapist at the JGH, put in a guest appearance during the most recent JGH Jazz Festival.
July 2017News

High notes ring out at JGH Jazz Festival

The JGH Jazz Festival returned in June for its 18th melodious edition, featuring a week of lunch-hour performances by members of hospital staff and guest musicians.

In one of his last performances before retiring, Bryan Highbloom (centre, with guitar), organizer of the JGH Jazz Festival, entertained patients, visitors and staff at the most recent edition of the festival.
NewsOctober 2016

JGH Jazz Festival—and its organizer—swing out in style

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.

At the JGH Jazz Festival, organizer Bryan Highbloom introduces saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and drummer Chris Corano.
NewsSeptember 2015

JGH Jazz Festival turns sweet 16

As the weather heated up in June, so did the lunch-hour atmosphere at the JGH Jazz Festival, which returned for its 16th year of free outdoor concerts for patients, visitors and staff.