Canadian jazz group B's Bees is a hard swinging jazz outfit known for writing compelling original music and playing high energy sets. Based in Montreal, they are the city’s busiest gigging group playing major clubs and festivals. The group tours the U.S. and Canada for the second time in May 2018.
Ron Netsky of Rochester City News writes, "If the sound of Montreal jazz group B's Bees reminds you of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, it might be because of the similar spirit." Says Lawrence Stahlberg of WERU-FM’s "Jazz Straight Ahead," "the band...forges ahead with strong writing and accomplished arrangements." Chris Spector of Midwest Record writes, “This bunch recorded this when fresh off the road...Hot stuff for those looking for a wild ride.”
Earlier in 2018 the group released Dear Charlie, featuring the music of the late great Charlie Haden. On April 20, they release the CD Kanata featuring original jazz. The album explores the founding of Canada and milestones in the nation’s history that are shaping the country’s culture. This is a fascinating time to consider the similiarities and differences we have with our northern neighbor.
Julien Sandiford, guitar
Joe Ferracuti, piano
Alec Safy, bass
Masashi Usui, saxophone
Brandon Goodwin, drums & bandleader
Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID