The Bad Plus / Endea Owens & The Cookout part of TD JazzYYC Summer Festival

Friday, June 30, 2023

7 p.m.

Bella Concert Hall

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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, winning critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance.

…one of the most enduring and acclaimed working bands in jazz.
David Fricke, JazzTimes

Endea Owens is a member of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s house band, and has been mentored by Jazz Icons the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and Ron Carter. She has toured and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Jennifer Holliday, Diana Ross, Rhonda Ross, Solange, Jon Batiste, Jazzmeia Horn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Steve Turre to name a few. Appearing on Jon Batiste’s Grammy Award-winning We Are, Endea has won an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Peabody.

“…a young bassist on the rise.”
NY Times

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