NPR Music's Jazz Night in America to present BADBADNOTGOOD NPR Music's Jazz Night in America to present BADBADNOTGOOD

NPR Music's Jazz Night in America to present BADBADNOTGOOD

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October 4, 2022 - Washington D.C - The Canadian instrumental quartet BADBADNOTGOOD performance will be streamed October 12th at 7:15 pm ET on Jazz Night in America's YouTube page.

The sold-out concert was recorded at the music venue Brooklyn Steel this past March as part of their Talk Memory Tour with opening acts from Skiifall and DJ-Rahill. They perform some songs from their latest album, Talk Memory, including City of Mirrors, Beside April, and more. The band, composed of Chester Hansen on bass, Alex Sowinski on drums, Leland Whitty on tenor saxophone and guitar, and Felix Fox-Pappas sitting on keyboards, formed in 2011 after meeting in Humber College's Music Performance program. They quickly took the jazz world by storm with their LP titled "III" and have revolutionized the music genre with their R&B covers.

"It's a really organic, fun process of the audio-visual collaboration," said Chester Hansen, bassist for BADBADNOTGOOD

Jazz Night In America, hosted by Christian McBride, serves as a multi-platform radio, video documentary, and concert presentations series produced in partnership with NPR Music, WBGO Studios, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. McBride is an eight-time Grammy-winning bassist. The radio show airs in half of the top 10 and 25 markets, airing on approximately 200 stations nationwide with the most diverse leadership out of any NPR-distributed program.

The NPR Production crew for this concert film includes Jazz Night in America radio production team Sarah Geledi, Trevor Smith, and Alex Ariff, visual team Nikki Birch, Mitra I. Arthur, Nickolai Hammar, Tsering Bista, and Annabel Edwards, and audio engineer Josh Rogosin.

Set List:

  • Signal from the Noise (BADBADNOTGOOD)
  • City of Mirrors (BADBADNOTGOOD)
  • Beside April (BADBADNOTGOOD)

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