2023 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

Saturn People's Sound Collective

Top of the Block on Church Street


After a several year hiatus, The Saturn People’s Sound Collective returns and reboots!  The new ensemble leans into the weird-rock angle  with orchestrations that uncover expanded opportunities for vocals, electronics and guitar.  The new ensemble boasts an all-star rhythm section featuring two drum kits, a 3-piece vocal section, mallet percussion and 10 horns exploring an alchemy of timbre and long-form composition.  In addition to original music, the Saturn People’s repertoire includes unique interpretations of music by Bjork, Radiohead, Low, Jimi Hendrix and M.I.A.

Sending shockwaves through the Vermont music community, Boyes’ ensemble was a major headliner at the 2013 Discover Jazz Festival, the sole recipient of Goddard College’s 2012 Local Spotlight, and a recipient of a Vermont Community Foundation Arts Endowment grant.

Those familiar with the work of Brian Boyes, know that he is no stranger when it comes to working with large ensembles.  Whether it is as leader of the Bollywood meets Bourbon street Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band, Movement of The People: The Fela Kuti Project or as a member of the legendary 90’s acid-jazz outfit, viperHouse, Boyes’ music consistently demonstrates a unique knack of creating exciting and challenging music that isn’t a challenge to listen to. Indeed, there is a joyful and honest accessibility to Boyes’ music that carries one from the quietest and darkest corners to raucous outer space sing-alongs.

One of Vermont’s most storied and mythical bands.

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