The Bad Plus/Greg Ward’s Rogue Parade

Mar 18, 2022
Bad Plus and Greg Ward


For more than 20 years, The Bad Plus has been boldly pushing the needle in the jazz world with fearless technical aplomb and an unorthodox approach to the jazz repertoire. Introducing its new quartet configuration in the 2021/22 season, this pathbreaking ensemble brings its trademark wit and virtuosity to a fresh batch of new compositions. Saxophonist and Chicago stalwart Greg Ward makes his debut as a bandleader at Symphony Center with his two-guitar outfit Rogue Parade, whose electric interplay and hard-edged sound channel the verve of modern American metropolises.


Alto saxophone

The Bad Plus
Reid Anderson bass
David King drums
Ben Monder guitar
Chris Speed saxophone

Greg Ward’s Rogue Parade
Greg Ward alto saxophone
Dave Miller guitar
Matt Gold guitar
Matt Ulery bass
Quin Kirchner drums

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