BadBadNotGood are an instrumental group who hail from Toronto. The members include Matthew Tavares on the keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Leland Whitty playing the saxophone and Alexander Sowinski on the drums. The group incorporate elements of hip hop, jazz and electronica within their work. They are most well known for their interpretations of hip hop tracks and their collaborations with Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Frank Ocean and Ghostface Killah. After they released a cover of Gucci Manes Lemonade on YouTube, it caught Tyler, The Creators eye and he helped it go viral. They uploaded their debut album to Bandcamp, which included cover songs from A Tribe Called Quest, Waka Flocka Flame and Off Future. Shortly afterwards, they performed their first show at The Red Light in Toronto. A few months later they released their first self-titles album, which Dante Alighieri, from Sputnikmusic, called a welcome reinterpretation of modern jazz without the pretense of snotty wine parties and thick rimmed hipster dinosaurs. Shortly after the album release, BBNG recorded a series of videos from a live session with Tyler, The Creator, which received more than a million views between them on YouTube. The following year, the group opened for Roy Ayers at the Nujazz Festival and played for Gilles Petersons Worldwide Awards in London. That same year, they released their second album, BBNG2, in which they incorporated original material and covers. They were also the band-in-residence at Coachella and backed Frank Ocean of Odd Future. BBNG participated in the production and musical composition for the soundtrack of the movie The Man with the Iron Fists, after which they released their album III. They released their fourth album, Sour Soul, in collaboration with Ghostface Killah, and, different from their earlier albums, it consists more of heavy hip-hop with light jazz elements..
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There is low probability for BADBADNOTGOOD to work a gig for anything substantially less than the published price range. We will negotiate with BADBADNOTGOOD on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book BADBADNOTGOOD, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider BADBADNOTGOOD's travel costs, as they may require an entourage of staff and equipment. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for BADBADNOTGOOD, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
City-Toronto, Age Group-18 To 30's, Canadian, Jazz, Jazz-Contemporary, Jazz-Instrumental, Pop Style, Pop-Electronic, Male