Beat the Box Office and win tickets to BadBadNotGood

Get tickets to see BadBadNotGood before anyone else!

Listen all week during Afternoon Drive with Brad Barker for your chance to win a pair of Beat the Box Office tickets to see BadBadNotGood live in concert on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Toronto’s newest live music venue, History.

When you hear your cue to call, dial the prize line at 1-877-879-5400.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 17. For info, go to


Toronto-based jazz ensemble BadBadNotGood make expansive music that straddles the line between ’70s soul-jazz, alternative hip-hop, and experimental electronica. BadBadNotGood initially gained attention in the early 2010s playing jazz covers of hip-hop tracks by the likes of Odd Future and MF Doom. It was a sound they developed on their first two records, 2011’s BBNG and 2012’s BBNG2, covering songs by A Tribe Called Quest and Kanye West as well as My Bloody Valentine and Feist. Since then, they have balanced working on their own original songs as on 2016’s IV, and collaborating on projects with hip-hop artists like Ghostface Killah, Kaytrandada, and Kendrick Lamar.

Founded in 2010 by Matthew Tavares (keyboards and synthesizer), Chester Hansen (bass guitar), and Alexander Sowinski (drums), BadBadNotGood came together while the members were students at the Humber College jazz program in Toronto. Communing over their shared love of jazz and hip-hop, they composed a piece based upon the music of Odd Future — a performance of which they uploaded online. It attracted many views and was spotted by Tyler, the Creator from Odd Future. In 2011, BadBadNotGood released their debut album, BBNG. It included covers of music by Odd Future, a Tribe Called Quest, and Waka Flocka Flame and was recorded in just one three-hour session. Following the album release, the trio recorded a live session with Tyler, the Creator, opened for Roy Ayers at the Nujazz Festival in their hometown of Toronto, and performed at Gilles Peterson’s worldwide awards.