Bop Shop Records and Bop Arts present: B’s Bees
Thursday, May 24th, 8:00 pm
Bop Shop Records
1460 Monroe Ave. Rochester NY
$15 donation requested/ $10 for students
Montreal group B’s Bees is a hard swinging jazz outfit known for writing compelling original music and playing high energy interpretations of the music of past masters such as The Jazz Messengers, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Haden. Comprised of 5 core members and several charter members, they wowed over 800 people at their debut concert at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2012 with their individual and collective talents.
When bandleader Brandon Goodwin won a scholarship to play at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2012, he formed B’s Bees with a lineup of some of the young star players in the city and never looked back. Since then, B’s Bees have been in demand at prominent clubs around Montreal and the surrounding area, playing over 50 shows and headlining two weekly Jazz parties. They are currently on the roster at two locations of Montreal’s House of Jazz. They’ve also developed an entire show of Charlie Haden compositions to pay tribute to the recently passed master.
B’s Bees released their first album to much acclaim in 2015, featuring all original compositions by various members of the group. The eponymous album reached the #1 spot on several jazz radio charts, and reached #2 on Earshot Online’s national jazz ranking.