Montreal's Suoni Per il Popolo Festival Features Some of the Best in Contemporary Jazz


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June 1st - 30th, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Suoni Per Il Popolo is proud to announce our line-up for another year of the best in the worlds of the avant-garde, experimental and free jazz. We've worked long and hard the past year to ensure that this eighth edition of the festival is our most exciting yet, with performances from a range of local, national and international artists in a variety of genres, at our two beautiful venues (Casa del Popolo & Sala Rossa), and our 'Black Ark' Free Jazz Series.

The Suoni Per Il Popolo is proud to be part of such a dynamic and talented community, where social support, creativity and authenticity is the golden rule. We are very proud to be back for an eighth year. So, in the hope that you will share our enthusiasm toward this promised parade of great artists and musicians that is just around the corner, here's to you, to summer and to the good times!

Artists performing at this year's festival include:

Glenn Hall/William Hooker/Dominic Duval, Excepter, Shalabi Effect, Quatuor Bozzini, Malcolm Goldstein, Loren Connors, Harris Newman, Jozef Van Wissem, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Roswell Rudd & Mark Dresser, Tim Berne's Hard Cell (w/ Craig Taborn & Tom Rainey), Grant Hart (formerly of Husker Du), Greg Macpherson, Styrofoam, Carla Bozulich's Evangelista, Oneida, Jaap Blonk, Nels Cline Singers, Scarnella (Nels Cline w/ Carla Bozulich), Christof Migone, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Mt. Eerie, Bob Wiseman, Aidan Baker, Tim Hecker, Vic Chesnutt w/ Silver Mt. Zion & Guy Picciotto, Sun Ra Arkestra, Michael Hurley, Sandro Perri, Matana Roberts' Mississippi Moonchile, So Cow, Home Blitz, Procedure Club, Alan & Richard Bishop's “Brothers Unconnected", dsormais, Mark Templeton, Tren Brothers (Mick Turner & Jim White of The Dirty Three), Nina Nastasia & Jim White, Retribution Gospel Choir, Thalia Zedek, Quest For Fire, Steve Baczkowski/Ravi Padmanabha duo, Paul Flaherty, Feeling of Love, Roscoe Mitchell, Marissa Nadler, Picastro, Elfin Saddle, Free Fall (Vandermark/Wiik/Haker Flaten), Paal Nilssen-Love/Magnus Broo duo, Ken Vandermark (solo), Neptune, Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton, Aaron Dilloway (of Wolf Eyes), Skaters, Eskimo King (Brian Sullivan of Mouthus), Powerhouse Sound (Ken Vandermark/Nate McBride/Jeff Parker/John Herndon), MV & EE with the Golden Road, Orillia Opry, Pop Levi, Blues Control, Insects With Tits, Nmperign, Olivia Block, Francisco Lopez, Menace Ruine, plus a whole lot more!

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