Hip-Hop Jazz Fusion Band BADBADNOTGOOD Performs In North America December & February

By O'Jay Burgess on Dec 20, 2012 11:48 AM EST

Hybrid jazz group BADBADNOTGOOD will make a few stops in their homeland of Canada, and later, head to a New York for a few shows this month. 

The trio features Matthew Tavares on the keys, Alexander Sowinski on percussion and Chester Hansen on the double bass and bass guitar have yet to announce an official tour, but the group is headlining a few concerts here and there.

The creative band is set to play at The Drake in Toronto, Ontario on Dec. 29 alongside Shigeto and Motem. After that, BBNG will head to New York on Feb. 8 where they will play at Brooklyn's Glasslands Gallery at an event will also see Lee Bannon hit the stage.

The group will then find themselves at the Festival Montreal En Lumiere at L'Astral in Montreal, Quebec on Feb. 22.

For those unfamiliar, BADBADNOTGOOD is a band that melts elements from various genres to duplicate their unique sound. The trio heavily uses elements from jazz and hip-hop and has strong ties with popular rap super group Odd Future.

BADBADNOTGOOD formed in 2010 when Sowinski, Hansen and Tavares met in Toronto's Humber College jazz program.

In an interview done by Fredara Mareva of the group tried to sum up their unique sound.

"I don't know. I just say it's music. I don't say I'm in a jazz band, I just say I'm in a band. I mean it's kind of hard because people get upset when you label things "jazz" because they really have a strict conception of what jazz can be. I mean jazz is a huge tradition and some people think you're disrespecting it when you don't follow it. I just say it's music," said Tavares.

BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Leland Whitty- UWM

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