We are touring from Montreal down to New Orleans to spend two days working on our original music with Delfeayo Marsalis, before touring our way back up to Canada and then recording our second album.
We will be touring as a quartet (guitar, piano, bass, drums) and will be playing some interesting music for this tour. The first set will be a tribute to Charlie Haden, where we will play original arrangements of his compositions. The second set will be original music that is heavily influenced by the great Mr. Haden.
So far we are booked for the following dates:
Apr 13th - TOUR LAUNCH PARTY Resonance Cafe (Montreal, QC)
Apr 15th - An Die Musik (Baltimore, MD)
Apr 16th - Riverwalk Music Cafe (Nashua, NH)
Apr 21st - Montpelier Arts Center (Laurel, MD)
Apr 22nd - The Velvet Note (Atlanta, GA) with special guest Kebbi Williams
Apr 23rd - The Velvet Note (Atlanta, GA) with special guest Kebbi Williams
Apr 24th - Workshop w/ Delfeayo Marsalis
Apr 25th - Workshop w/ Delfeayo Marsalis
Apr 26th - Dyson Listening Room (Baton Rouge, LA)
Apr 28th - Twins Jazz Club (Washington, DC)
Apr 29th - Twins Jazz Club (Washington, DC) with special guest Elijah Jamal Balbed
Apr 30th - The Bop Stop (Cleveland, OH)
May 1st - Road Less Travelled Productions (Buffalo, NY)
May 3rd - The Bop Shop (Rochester, NY)
May 8th - 10th - ALBUM RECORDING
Montreal group B`s Bees is a hard swinging JAZZ outfit that brings a high energy interpretation to the music of the past masters, such as: Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wayne Shorter. Their first show was at the Montreal International Jazz Festival where they wowed over 800 people. They frequently have some of Montreal’s finest talent play with them: Dave Turner, Fraser Hollins, Gary Schwartz, Al McLean, Dave Grott and more…..
In November 2014, B's Bees went into the studio to record their first album. The album, which is comprised of all original compositions by various members of the group, was released in the Spring of 2015. Their self-titled EP reached #1 on the 101.5FM CIBL Montreal’s Jazz & Blues chart, and stayed in the top 10 for 8 weeks.
For their Spring 2017 North American tour, B’s Bees is excited to feature special guest Masashi Usui, a prominent Japanese saxophonist, for their Canadian dates. Usui will bring his experience of performing with Fukushi Tainaka (Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lou Donaldson) and Mark Taylor (Kenny Barron) to the stage to make this tour a memorable event.
They will also be joined for some of their U.S. performances by Washington D.C. native Elijah Jamal Balbed, as well as Grammy-award winning saxophonist Kebbi Williams.
Listen to and download the tunes at:
(Recommend: Tracks #1, 3, 6)
Brandon Goodwin - Drums/Bandleader
Alec Safy - Bass
Joe Ferracuti - Piano
Julien Sandiford - Guitar