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Brandon Goodwin

Brandon Goodwin has performed with some of the greatest jazz artists in Canada, such as Dave Turner, Fraser Hollins, and Dave Grott. He has also studied with several luminaries, such as Ari Hoenig, Dan Weiss and Nasyr Abdul Al-Kabyr. He is bandleader of Montreal jazz group, B's Bees and also drums in the award-winning Carolyn Fe Blues Collective. His 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 Brandon 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 the group has been in demand at prominent clubs around Montreal and the surrounding area, playing over 50 concerts and headlining two weekly jazz parties. They are currently on the roster at two locations of Montreal’s House of Jazz and have also developed an entire show of Charlie Haden compositions to pay tribute to the deceased master. B's Bees released their first album to much acclaim in 2015. The eponymous album reached the #1 spot on several jazz radio charts, and reached #2 on Earshot, a Canadian international jazz ranking.

Awards

Concordia University's "Montreal Jazz Festival Award" Radio Coleur Jazz Scholarship


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Album Review

B's Bees: Kanata

Read "Kanata" reviewed 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 ...

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Take Five With...

Take Five With Brandon Goodwin of B's Bees

Read "Take Five With Brandon Goodwin of B's Bees" reviewed 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, ...

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"Get your dose of Hard Bop - Your best shot is with Montreal's B’s Bees!" Colette Schryburt (Host of Coco Jazz CFRG 93.1FM Montreal)

"More people should know about them!" Natalie Wong (The McGill Tribune)

"B's Bees are like the Golden AN, man!" Al McLean (Internationally acclaimed saxophonist)

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Kanata

Django Heart Records
2018

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