Chester Hansen - bass
Leland Whitty - reeds
Alex Sowinsky - drums
Says Ottawa native and BadBadNotGood bassist Chester Hansen: “As the dominoes of COVID-19 began to fall across the world and decimate the live music scene in 2020, we were especially saddened to see the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival cancelled. It’s an amazing festival with such depth and breadth of artists year after year, and it would have been our first time playing there. Since this all started, we’ve been in our respective caves trying to make music and process what’s going on, and when we found out about Tenacity it seemed like a great opportunity to try out a video. Sending everyone love and peace, and hopefully one day soon we can again all experience music together in the same space."
About the Artists
Hailing from Toronto, BADBADNOTGOOD combines stylings from jazz, hip-hop, and funk into a genre all its own. Consisting of Leland Whitty on soprano saxophone, Chester Hansen on electric bass, and Alexander Sowinksi on drums, BADBADNOTGOOD has collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, Tyler The Creator, and countless other music legends in their exploration of the jazz-fusion experience. NPR has called the group “a jazz trio whose approach to the genre has angered aficionados and grabbed the attention of young fans,” their live performances are exuberant and boisterous, making for an extremely memorable show.