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B's Bees

Montreal Hard Bop group

About Me

Montreal group B`s Bees is a hard swinging jazz outfit that brings a high energy interpretation to the music of past masters such as Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Woody Shaw, Wayne Shorter, Charles Mingus and more..... In 2012, they wowed over at 800 people at their debut at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Comprised of six members, they are known for their individual and their collective talents. B's Bees regularly invites special guests to join them onstage. Past guests include: Dave Turner, Dave Grott and Al McLean. B's Bees sets themselves apart from the rest of the pack through sheer will-power. Their love for the music they play is obvious. They are known for their individual and collective talents. Like their insect counterparts, B's Bees are graceful to look at, but can sting when provoked. Let them swarm your ears and pollinate your soul."

My Jazz Story

I was first exposed to jazz through my high school music teacher. I met Reid Anderson from The Bad Plus. He was cool to chat with and gave me some insights into the group's compositional process. The best show I ever attended was Ari Hoenig at Smalls. The first jazz record I bought was Miles Davis - Kind of Blue. My advice to new listeners listen Miles Davis - Kind of Blue! Music teaches me more about myself, and about life in general then anything else.

My Favorites

  1. Arti Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Free For All
  2. Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream
  3. Wayne Shorter - Footrprints Live