The Bad Plus
"If you want to know where jazz is headed next, look here."--Washington Post
Both jazz and rock fans appreciate The Bad Plus's strong sense of fun and fresh energy--as well as their serious chops. Virtually unknown when they played here in 2002, pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and irrepressible drummer David King had just released their debut CD on an indie jazz label, mixing smart originals and surprising covers of popular tunes like Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Since then, the trio has appeared on the cover of Downbeat, opened for the Pixies, and scored a piece for dancer/choreographer Mark Morris, gaining new fans and shaking up jazz traditionalists in the process. The Bad Plus is touring in support of their third CD, Suspicious Activity?, on major label Sony/Columbia. Now's the perfect time for this rising band to return to the Wexner Center as we celebrate our reopening festivities.
Come early or stay late and enjoy a 12 1/4 Circle Art after Hours party in the Wexner Center's lower lobby from 8 to 10 pm.
Purchase any new membership and receive two tickets to The Bad Plus concert. Visit the General Membership page of this web site for a complete description of the many benefits of being a Wexner Center member, including discounted tickets to great performances like this one!
Admission$16 students (tickets required)
$50 admission for Wexner Center members, college students (with ID), and visitors under 18