Canadian, Montreal-based B’s Bees is a hard-swinging group known for their introspective, high-energy music. Comprised of four core members, and led by drummer Brandon Goodwin, the group toured down New Orleans in May 2017 to work with producer Delfeayo Marsalis before heading into the studio to record their second album. The group has performed with some of Canada’s top talent and has also performed with Grammy-award winning saxophonist Kebbi Williams, and D.C.’s Elijah Jamal Balbed.
“B’s Bees carries on the Hard Bop torch passed down from Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers and Thelonious Monk with reverence and imagination. Not content to simply imitate, the band, under the leadership of Brandon Goodwin, forges ahead with strong writing and accomplished arrangements. Live on stage, they’re poised and professional, and they pack all the punch of veteran straight ahead jazz musicians.” – Larry Stahlberg (Host of Jazz Straight Ahead, WERU-FM)
“B’s Bees is producing some important 21st century jazz” – Josef Woodard, DownBeat