The Bad Plus Bids Farewell to 2018 with ‘Dakota’ residency, 12/25-12/28

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Few jazz groups have maintained long lived, commercial success like Minneapolis-based group The Bad Plus. Since their first release, Motel, in 2001, the group has stayed fresh and relevant due both to their knack for covering songs that a jazz group would never consider covering, and their original tunes that somehow keep pushing the envelope in creativity and contemporary flair. Pianist Ethan Iverson departed the group in 2017, and bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King subsequently welcomed renowned pianist Orrin Evans into the group in 2018. This years ‘Never Stop II’ marks the groups first album without Iverson, but as Rolling Stone writer Hank Shteamer points out in his review of ‘Never Stop II’, “personnel swap aside, Never Stop II is Bad Plus business as usual.” 

The group is kicking off a 5-month tour around the US (with a final stop in the UK) with a four day residency at Minneapolis’ own Dakota Jazz Club. They will play two shows a night, 7 and 9 PM, from December 25th through December 28th, and tickets are still available HERE. These are shows you will NOT want to miss, I promise!


DEC 25-28 Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN

DEC 29 Red Herring Lounge, Duluth, MN
JAN 2-6 Jazz St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
JAN 7 Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
JAN 24  August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA
JAN 25  The Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis, IN
JAN 26 Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, Green Bay, WI
FEB 8 Swyer Theatre at the Egg, Albany, NY
FEB 9 Perlman Theater, Philadelphia, PA
FEB 10 Center for the Arts of Homer, Homer, NY
FEB 13 Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
FEB 14-15 Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA
FEB 16-17 Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA
FEB 18 Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
FEB 19-20 Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA
FEB 22 Winningstad Theater, Portland, OR
FEB 23-24 Dazzle, Denver, CO
MAR 8-10 Blues Alley, Washington, D.C.
MAR 15 Symphony Center, Chicago, IL
MAR 16-17 BOP STOP, Cleveland, OH
MAY 4 St. John’s Music Hall, London, UK