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$10.00 - $14.00
Rap & Hip/Hop
21 & over
Description: 2 Sets! Starting at 8pm and 10pm. TIX AT DOOR $14 (cash only) $19 for Under 21
BADBADNOTGOOD : Badbadnotgood is a trio of hyper-talented young jazz musicians who’ve played just seven live shows to date. Already, the world is watching.
Ranging in age from 19 to 21, Badbadnotgood’s Matthew Tavares (piano, synths), Alex Sowinski (drums, pig’s head) and Chester Hansen (bass) met in the Music Performance program at Humber College. The three bonded through a shared love of jazz musicians including John Coltrane and Robert Glasper and rappers like Lil B and Waka Flocka Flame. The influences may sound incongruous, but not to these avid hip-hop fans who originally began jamming as The Odd Trio.
“We all come from different musical beginnings and tastes, but we share a lot of common musical interests,” offers Hansen. “More importantly, we share an open-mindedness towards all types of music. We believe it’s hugely important for musicians to keep all avenues open, and try to understand all types of music, even if they don’t play them often, or at all. We show each other music all the time that we wouldn’t have come across on our own.”
They’re doing the same for generations of music fans, turning hip-hop heads on to post-bop jazz while opening other ears through gifted playing. Badbadnotgood first made waves last spring and summer by posting a series of YouTube videos in which they performed tight jazz interpretations of songs by Odd Future, A Tribe Called Quest, Flying Lotus and others. Regular uploads of well-crafted clips has resulted in almost two million views through their YouTube channel.