Big Band, Big Ideas . . . .

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We’re only a few days away from our Discover Jazz Festival show at The Flynn Space.

We’ll be debuting two or three new vocal feature pieces; one of which is a stellar original by our bass player Robinson Morse and another by yours truly called Quarks.  I am particularly excited about Quarks because it has helped me to stretch a bit as a composer.  It definitely builds off some of my experimentation with the minimalist big band thing, but also reaches deeply into the rock realm while at the same time giving off some other kind of creative music vibe.  Not sure what that final descriptor is yet.

We’ve been very fortunate to get some great coverage on the band including this mini-mini-doc on the group by The Burlington Free Press.   I’m not sure what the deal is with that guy they’re interviewing, but maybe you’ll find it amusing.

Hope to see you there on June 4.

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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.
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