Alternative jazz sensation BADBADNOTGOOD to perform at MITA Festival

Did you know that one of the most acclaimed bands in the world in the mix of jazz and hip-hop has a very strong connection with Brazil? In May and June of this year, the BAD NOT GOOD will be making its fourth trip here to the MITA Festival.

The Canadian group was formed in 2010 by three friends who met precisely in the course of Jazz at Humber College, in Toronto, but also shared a love for Rap – Matthew Tavares (keyboard, guitar), Alexander Sowinsky (battery) and Chester Hansen (bass, keyboard).

In 2016, the saxophonist Leland Whitty joined the band and Tavares left in 2019, with BADBADNOTGOOD returning to a trio lineup. During this period, six albums were released, in addition to a fine career as producers for other artists.

The group has already won two Grammys, both for their production work: simply by DAMN (2018), by Kendrick LamarIt is It’s like that (2021), from thunder cat. They have also collaborated with names like Daniel Caesar, Tyler the Creator It is Ghostface Killah – the latter giving an entire album, titled sour soul (2015).

BADBADNOTGOOD and Arthur Verocai

Commonly associated with styles such as psychedelic jazz and alternative jazz, BADBADNOTGOOD has previously cited rock of kurt cobain (Nirvana) on the classical trumpet of Miles Davis.

But one of the main inspirations of the Canadian trio is the Brazilian pianist, conductor, composer and arranger. Arthur Verocai. One of the leading names in National Jazz, he has previously worked with MPB names such as Gal Costa, Marcos Valle, Jorge Ben Jor It is Ana Caroline.

During BADBADNOTGOOD’s last visit to Brazil, in 2019, Arthur Verocai joined them for a show in São Paulo. On occasion, the group told how they fell in love with the self-titled album Arthur Verocaifrom 1972 (see video below).

Two years later, this partnership resulted in an album of new material, called Talk memory (2021), which features the Brazilian on five out of eight titles, including the incredible “Next to April”which you can hear at the end of this article.

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MITA Festival 2023

From now on, the Canadian group and the Brazilian maestro will reissue their performance together at the 2023 MITA Festival, in the show scheduled for May 27 at the Jockey Club, in Rio de Janeiro. On June 3, BADBADNOTGOOD will perform solo at Novo Anhangabaú, São Paulo.

The programming of the festival, which began in 2023, still includes big names in national and international music for its second edition, such as Florence + The Machine, The Volta of Mars, Lana Del Rey with new album and reunion of NX Zero.

Tickets for MITA are still on sale, with prices starting at R$350, and you can guarantee yours – besides checking out more details and the full lineup – click here!

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Julia Fleming

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