Jazz goes Bad

The Bad Plus with opening guests Microbongo Sound System on March 8 at Upstairs Cabaret

The Bad Plus plays at the Upstairs Cabaret on March 9.

The Bad Plus plays at the Upstairs Cabaret on March 9.

For the past 10 years The Bad Plus – Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson and David King – have broken down the walls of jazz convention and created an uncompromising body of work.

Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and few have inspired such controversy. Their personal brand of avant-garde populism has put them at the forefront of a new instrumental music movement, drawing audiences both traditional and mainstream.

While the bulk of their output has been original music, they have deconstructed songs in the pop, rock as well as the country and classical music genres.

The upcoming release Never Stop is the first album by The Bad Plus to consist entirely of originals.

From gentle and melodic to fierce and abstract, from swing to 80’s techno, Never Stop is tied together by a group sound that embraces diversity as strength.

Catch The Bad Plus with opening guests Microbongo Sound System on March 8 at Upstairs Cabaret, 1127 Wharf St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door for $35 and in advance at hightideconcerts.net, and the McPherson Box Office for $29.50.