B's Bees, Tyler Reese

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 5 core members and several charter members, they wowed over 800 people at their debut concert at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2012 with their individual and collective talents.

When bandleader Brandon Goodwin 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, B's Bees have been in demand at prominent clubs around Montreal and the surrounding area, playing over 50 shows and headlining two weekly Jazz parties. They are currently on the roster at two locations of Montreal’s House of Jazz. They’ve also developed an entire show of Charlie Haden compositions to pay tribute to the recently passed master.

B's Bees released their first album to much acclaim in 2015, featuring all original compositions by various members of the group. The eponymous album reached the #1 spot on several jazz radio charts, and reached #2 on Earshot Online's national jazz ranking.

"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)

"If the sound of Montreal jazz group B's Bees reminds you of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, it might be because of the similar spirit."
-- Ron Netsky, Rochester City News

"B’s Bees is producing some important 21st century jazz"
-- Josef Woodard (DownBeat / Charles Lloyd: A Wild, Blatant Truth / Conversations with Charlie Haden)

Tyler Reese

At 23, guitar prodigy Tyler Reese is already an old soul in the world of contemporary instrumental jazz fusion, having studied with artists like Pat Metheny, and played with artists such as Prince and Craig Morgan. Performing over 250 times in the last year alone, his credits include touring the Middle East and playing for the troops. His music has over 4 million listens on SoundCloud and has charted in the top 50 worldwide for Jazz/Blues. Reese's latest CD “Reminiscence” carries two Hollywood Music in Media Award nominations for best in Jazz 2016 (“Moving On”) and for Best Producer/Production (“2Funk). Reminiscence is an all original instrumental jazz fusion, multi-genre CD. The single “Moving On” has topped the charts for most added song to jazz radio nationwide, and most increased plays on jazz radio nationwide. He will be joined by Gary Grainger on bass (Acoustic Alchemy, John Scofield, Paul Reed Smith, Earth Wind and Fire), Alfredo Mojica on percussion (Santana, Dizzy Gillispie), Toby Fairchild on drums, (Victor Wooten, John Carroll, Sly and the Family Stone), and Chris Fischer on keys (Blood Sweat and Tears, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations).

$15 adv / $20 door

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