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Goodbye & good riddance, 2016.
In all truth, this past year has been a tough one for a bunch of different reasons. Here’s hoping 2017 will be a little easier on us all.

These are our last charts for the year. The CKUT offices will be closed fromDecember 23rd until January 2nd, but our programming will continue on in its full awesomeness over the break with a couple very special holiday programs added to the mix. Hit up our website for details on our holiday programming schedule.

Happy holidays from all of us at CKUT.

We’re in the process of recapping our favourite albums from the past year on themusic blog. Check out this list of stellar jazz picks courtesy of John B, host of CKUT’s Jazz Amuck program, and keep an eye on the blog for more year-end posts this week.

ckut top 30 – december 20, 2016

1. sam shalabi & alan bishop – mother of all sinners: puppet on a string – unrock CC *
2. tasseomancy – do easy – hand drawn dracula CC
3. ylangylang – life without structure – self-released CC *
4. weyes blood – front row seat to earth – mexican summer
5. oren ambarchi – hubris – editions mego Continue reading


jazz amuck’s 20 not-to-miss albums of 2016

Jazz lovers, take note – the one & only John B, host of CKUT’s famed Jazz Amuck, has put together a real doozy of a list recapping the heaviest hitters of 2016. Whether your tastes veer towards the freest of sounds or you dig more traditional styles, we’ve got you covered. Check out the full list below and tune into Jazz Amuck every Friday from 9-11am on CKUT.


ingrid laubrock – serpentines – intakt
henry threadgill & ensemble double up – old locks and irregular verbs – pi
tyshawn sorey – the inner spectrum of variables – pi
mary halvorson octet – away with you – firehouse 12
anna webber’s simple trio – binary – skirl CC
wadada leo smith golden quintet – america’s national parks – cuneiform
michael formanek ensemble kolossus – the distance – ecm
bobby kapp & matthew shipp – cactus – northern spy
taylor ho bynum – plustet – firehouse 12
mark dresser seven – sedimental you – clean feed
nick fraser quartet – starer -self-released CC
steve lehman & sélébéyone – sélébéyone – pi
sao paulo underground – cantos invisiveis – cuneiform
ingrid laubrock + tom rainey – buoyancy – relative pitch
dan weiss – sixteen: drumers suite – pi recordings
nicolas caloia – les bonnes histoires – ambiances magnétiques CC
vijay iyer / wadada leo smith – a cosmic rhythm with each stroke – ecm
greg ward – touch my beloved’s thought – greenleaf
quinsin nachoff – flux – mythology CC
atlantis jazz ensemble – oceanic suite – marlow CC

Steve Guimond

Jazz Amuck interviews Steve Guimond of Suoni Per Il Popolo

Steve Guimond

For an auditory programme guide to the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival – tune in to Jazz Amuck Friday June 6, 9am -11am.

Your host JB will be talking with Steve Guimond (the festival’s Artistic Director) about the history of Suoni and the schedule this year. These are two people who really know their shit offering a very comprehensive breakdown of Montreal experimental music festival.

Notably! Both Steve Guimond and JB have previously served as Music Directors with CKUT — mega shout out to these influential alumni who have helped liberate so many Montreal ears.


Suoni per il Popolo preview (+TICKETS) on Jazz Amuck 5/31

Tune into Jazz Amuck 9am Monday to WIN tickets to see ‘David S. Ware: A World of Sound’ at Suoni per il Popolo June 13.

Turn on your radios tomorrow morning from 9-11am and tune into Jazz Amuck on CKUT to find out how you can win a pair of tickets to some of the shows of the 2013 Suoni per il Pololo festival! CKUT legend Steve Guimond will also be in the studio to tell you alllllll about the artists and events for this year’s festival. Make sure to tune in– we’re giving away oodles of tickets and we really want you to win them!

Steve Guimond is a living legend here at CKUT. Once the music coordinator at the station, Guimond has gone on to be the creative director of Suoni per il Popolo and super active in the Montreal music scene. And he’ll be coming into this here station, just for you, to tell you all about cool music coming up in Montreal!


The Festival

Suoni per il Popolo is an annual festival featuring an eclectic variety of jazz, experimental, and avant-garde music and experimental film each June in Montreal. The festival gathers local emerging artists alongside established international acts to create two weeks of weird, cool art.

You can WIN tickets to artists like Peter Brötzmann and Joe McPhee, Pacha and Joshua Abrams, The Ratchet Orchestra, and the French-American Peace Ensemble and the film David S. Ware: A World of Sound. Seriously! We’re giving away so many tickets! Make sure to tune into CKUT 90.3 FM Friday at 9am to find out how. If Friday morning you’re stranded without a radio, don’t worry– we’re giving some tickets away via email, so you can listen through the archives and still be part of the fun.

Check out Joshua Abrams playing the guimbri on a Chicago rooftop:


Suoni Per Il Popolo preview on Jazz Amuck!

William Parker of the William Parker Orchestra

Tune into Jazz Amuck tomorrow morning between 9-11am for a preview of this year’s Suoni Per Il Popolo festival! Host John B will be in conversation with the festival’s creative director Steve Guimond to discuss festival highlights and will be giving away tickets to some of the shows. Tune in on-line or by dialing into 90.3FM in Montreal.


Early Bird L'OFF JAZZ Draw: Jazz Amuck, Jazz Euphorium

CKUT has partnered with L’OFF JAZZ to offer donors to CKUT’s

Jazz Amuck and Jazz Euphorium a chance to  win a pair of festival

passes for L’OFF JAZZ Festival, celebrating its 11th year  of

presenting creative jazz by  jazz musicians from the local scene and abroad.


Every donation of 25$ paid in full before 10:45am on October 15th

will get you one entry into the early bird jazz draw. The winners

will be announced just before 11am on the Jazz Amuck Programme

on October 15th.


Donate on line or call the pledge line at any time 514-907-9424 (leave a message  with your name and number  if you can’t get through)


Why DONATE to CKUT’s Jazz Programmes?

* To pledge your support to listener supported radio
* To keep creative jazz alive on the FM dial!
* So that CKUT can provide community members with
the necessary tools to create meaningful radio
DONATE $60 to Jazz Amuck or Jazz Euphorium by the October 15 deadline gets two entries into the draw for a pair of Passports to all OFF Jazz shows — a prize only available to early bird jazz donors (ie small pool=good chances!) –, one entry into the draw for a Suoni per il Popolo 2011 festival pass (as well as one entry into all the other grand prize draws), two CD’s of her/his choice from our selection, and a choice of custom-designed and screened CKUT t-shirt or shoulder bag.
Donors who donate during this jazz “early-bird” period will also be eligible for all of the other gifts and prize draws normally associated with  CKUT’s Annual Funding Drive