"A class act, a beacon of hope for the future of jazz."
Chris Mosey (All About Jazz)
"A jazz group that you NEED to get on your immediate radar if you haven't already."
Pete Pardo (Sea of Tranquility)
"B’s Bees carries on the Hard Bop torch passed down from Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers and Thelonious Monk with reverence and imagination. Not content to simply imitate, the band, under the leadership of Brandon Goodwin, forges ahead with strong writing and accomplished arrangements. Live on stage, they’re poised and professional, and they pack all the punch of veteran straight ahead jazz musicians."
Larry Stahlberg (Host of Jazz Straight Ahead, WERU-FM)
Thierry Giard (CultureJazz Magazine)
"They are producing some important 21st Century Jazz."
Josef Woodard (Author of Conversations with Charlie Haden, DownBeat Contributor)
"If the sound of Montreal jazz group B's Bees reminds you of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, it might be because of the similar spirit."
Ron Netsky (Rochester City Newspaper)
"Likely to stay relevant for a long time to come."
Raul de Gama (jazzdagama.com)
"Heating up the Canadian nights with their left leaning jazz, this time they really turn their gaze to Canada with a suite that impressionistically looks at defining moments in Canada's history. Angular and muscular to a fault, this bunch recorded this when fresh off the road and they seem more charged up than depleted. Hot stuff for those looking for a wild ride."
Mike Spector (Midwest Record)
Jon Neudorf (Sea of Tranquility)
"Well worth listening to, uncomplicated and unpretentious, just great jazz."
Mike Gates (UK Vibe)
George Harris (Jazz Weekly)
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