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 and they are among the artists featured on the Jazz Beyond Borders roster.
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.” Lawrence Stahlberg of WERU-FM’s “Jazz Straight Ahead” says the band, “forges ahead with strong writing and accomplished arrangements.” Chris Spector of Midwest Record writes, “Hot stuff for those looking for a wild ride.” Great reviews are rolling in praising both of the band’s new albums.
Early this year, the group released Dear Charlie, featuring the music of the late great Charlie Haden. On April 20 they released Kanata featuring original jazz. The latter disc was shaped with input from trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, who is among several guest artists on the tour. 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 similarities and differences we have with our northern neighbor while hearing one of Montreal’s hottest jazz bands! Tickets are available from 410-626-9796 or online from: https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results
Julien Sandiford, guitar
Brandon Goodwin, drums & bandleader
Joe Ferracuti, piano
Alec Safy, bass