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The Bad Plus with opener Vuyo Sotashe

The Bad Plus with opener Vuyo Sotashe

October 26 - October 30, 2021

The Bad Plus are the ultimate originals. A democratic unit with a clear vision and a refusal to conform to convention. For the past two decades they have played with spirit and adventure, made their own rules and done so with a bold sense of creativity and intent. Avoiding easy categorization, The Bad Plus has won critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance.

Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder (guitar) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone) – instigating a new wave of excitement and anticipation within the band that is re-energizing their sound and inspiration. The Bad Plus have constantly searched to bridge genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.

This is The Bad Plus in their most creative and expressive form. This is The Bad Plus now.

Vuyo (Vuyolwethu) Sotashe is a New York-based vocalist, composer, and performer originally from South Africa. Since moving to the United states as a Fulbright Scholar, he has performed with celebrated jazz legends including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Heath, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Barry Harris, and Winard Harper, to name a few. He is the recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship for Music at Joe’s Pub/Public Theater for 2018-2019 and has collaborated and performed in Somi Kakoma’s debut theater work Dreaming Zenzile, which was premiered at Joe’s Pub, as well as the Apollo, and made his commercial Off-Broadway debut as part of the cast in Black Light, which was commissioned by, and premiered at, Joe's Pub.

October 26 - October 30, 2021




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The Bad Plus

Photo credit: Elena Stanton

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Vuyo Sotashe

Photo credit: Courtesy the artist