Jazz trio, The Bad Plus

The Hamilton College Performing Arts Series opens the spring semester with the jazz trio The Bad Plus on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.

Formed by Reid Anderson, bass, Ethan Iverson, piano, and David King, drums, the Minneapolis bred, New York City-based The Bad Plus have been worldwide icons of modern jazz since the late 90s.

Spending nearly two decades expanding on the expected of a piano-bass-drums trio, the genre-smashing band has crafted a repertoire of innovative original music, along with a daring series of iconoclastic covers. The trio has all the energy of a young rock band, but with the collaborative improvisation of a long-running jazz band.

This concert supports It’s Hard, the bands recent album of covers ranging from alternative rock of the 00s (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio); hits of the 80s (Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Peter Gabriel, Crowded House); and jazz from Ornette Coleman and Bill McHenry.

The Performing Arts Series is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Tickets for this event are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and Hamilton employees, and $5 for students. All seating is general admission. For tickets or information, call the box office at 859-4331 or purchase online.

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