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by Chris Mosey
B's Bees, from Montreal, Canada, led by drummer Brandon Goodwin, are a class act, a beacon of hope for the future of jazz. Kanata, title of their third album, is the Iroquois Indian word for village," from which derives Canada. The first four numbers make up the Kanata Suite," a powerful statement of intent by Goodwin. He calls it a reminder of our history and of the moments that shaped our country." The suite opens with Goodwin's ...read more
by Brandon Goodwin
About Brandon Goodwin: 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 five core members, they wowed the audience at their debut concert at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2012. When bandleader Brandon Goodwin won a scholarship to play at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2012, ...read more