Saturn People Go To Goddard

I am really pleased to announce the official debut of my new project,


A 19-piece ensemble coming from a creative music – chamber – new music – global – big band kind of aesthetic.  Think Steve Reich meets Sun Ra and Sonic Youth on the Silk Road . . . . kind of. 

We are honored to have our premier show presented by the esteemed Goddard College Concert Series.   In fact,  our show is the launch of a new wing to the series called Local Spotlight.  The criteria for the spotlight is that the local artists’ show must be unique and standout from other work that you have done in the past.   My understanding is that they only intend to put on a local spotlight show a few times a year.

The project is made possible in part by the Vermont Community Foundation’s Arts Endowment Fund  (another honor that I am immensely grateful for).  By the way, there is a kickstarter campaign in the works so check back soon if you feel like supporting the project.

We will actually be recording in November and if all goes well I intend to have a brand new album together for the first show.  It is sure to be a limited printing release – but will also be available via bandcamp.

The group includes some of Vermont’s most notable musician from a diverse array of backgrounds. The instrumentation includes 5 reeds (doubling on saxes, clarinets and flutes), 3 trombones, 3 trumpets/flugels, 3 cellos, 1violin/viola, mallet percussion, guitar, piano, bass, modified drum kit, and percussion (Indian tabla,  cajon, Middle Eastern frame drums).

Here’s the whole line up:

Evan Crandell:  Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet

Jake Whitesell: Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet

Zach Tonnissen: Tenor Sax

Dan Liptak: Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Luke LaPlant: Bari Sax

Lloyd Dugger: Trombone

Dan Silverman: Trombone

Matt Avery: Trombone

Don Glasgo: Valve Trombone

Brian Boyes: Trumpet, Composer, Conductor

Dave Purcell: Trumpet

Alex Wolston: Trumpet

Max Bronstein: Guitar

Rob Morse: Basses

Gabe Halberg: Tabla, Cajon, Frame Drums

Simeon Chapin: Drum Kit

Hilary Goldblatt: Cello, Flute, Alto Flute

Nelson Caldwell: Cello

Indigo Ruth-Davis: Cello

Caleb Elder: Violin, Viola


About saturnpeoplesounds

As a trumpeter, composer, arranger and band leader, multi-instrumentalist Brian Boyes has worked in Vermont for the past 16 years. As a member of a variety of award wining ensembles including the national touring jazz-funk act, viperHouse, he has been recognized for his soulful and intense approach to his trumpet. Under his leadership the group TALA was recognized internationally for its hybrid blend of world music and jazz. Tala was a featured act of both the Flynn Space Vermont Artist Series and the Discover Jazz Festival. He also works with The 35th Parallel Mediterrasian Jazz Ensemble. As an educator Brian Boyes has twice received special recognition from the Vermont Arts Alliance for his unique and creative approach to music education at Cabot School. He has shared the stage with artists such as Lester Bowie, Trey Anastasio, John Sinclair, Jody Diamond, Josh Roseman, Michael Ray, and Marshall Allen. He currently co-leads and plays trumpet with Movement Of The People: The Fela Kuti Project.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Saturn People Go To Goddard

  1. Pingback: A Joyful Noise | the musical work of brian boyes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s