This is a two concert event. There is a set beginning at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
The Bad Plus is known for blending avant-garde jazz with rock and pop influences. The New York Times calls the group’s first full-length release and their thirteenth studio recording Never Stop II “an exhilarating document” that sparks an exciting new chapter for this iconic group.
The original trio first performed together in 1989 but officially established The Bad Plus in 2000. Upon the departure of original pianist Ethan Iverson, founding members Reid Anderson and Dave King asked longtime friend Orrin Evans to join the band. Evans has been a vital contributor to the modern jazz landscape for more than 20 years with his solo projects and other groups. Together the group is made up of passionate collaborators with no single “leader.”
With each member contributing fresh compositions, their latest record Never Stop II (2018) confirms the original band members’ vision that the group can sustain three composers with three distinct identities all coming together to create one unified original sound.