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Brandon Goodwin

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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

Album

Kanata

Label: Django Heart Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Kanata Suite i; Syrian Lullaby; Pipeline Blues; Liberté; Nothing Yet; Refuge; Atomic Future; For Or Against.

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Article: Live Review

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Rob Garratt


Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Hong Kong City Hall Theatre; Hong Kong Cultural Centre October 7-13, 2018 “There are so many beautiful players in the world... and so few listeners," announced Jerry Bergonzi somberly from the stage, to a smatter of chuckles. That punchline might be flipped on its head ...

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Article: 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 ...

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News: Recording

Canadian Jazz Band B's Bees Releases Third Album "Kanata"

Canadian Jazz Band B's Bees Releases Third Album "Kanata"

Montreal’s busiest jazz band, B’s Bees, recorded their new album Kanata during a highly inspired, post-tour interlude. Their third album displays their vast, exciting style of play and shows growth in the group’s compositional and improvisational abilities. A native of British Columbia, drummer and bandleader Brandon Goodwin has been a mainstay in the Montreal music scene ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Hard-Swinging Montreal Quartet B's Bees Launches First U.S. Tour

Hard-Swinging Montreal Quartet B's Bees Launches First U.S. Tour

Montreal-based group B’s Bees, a hard-swinging outfit known for compelling originals and high-energy interpretations of jazz masters, is launching a spring tour through the eastern and southern United States. After a kick-off concert at Café Resonance in jny: Montreal on April 13, they’ll perform a dozen concerts in seven states before ending at The Emmet Ray ...

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Article: 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 ...


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