Making a name for oneself as a modern jazz drummer can be quite tough. With such a long and illustrious history, sounding fresh and innovative in jazz can almost seem impossible. BADBADNOTGOOD, based out of Toronto, Ontario, has reinvented current jazz music. With their unique take on modern and experimental jazz, the trio has established itself as a staple and fan favorite.
Alexander Sowinski, the group’s backbone and drummer, has established one of the most innovative approaches in the genre in decades. Sowinski is well-educated in the subject and has spent the better part of a decade honing his sound and skill. By partnering and working with numerous hip-hop artists, Sowinski has cemented his place among superstars. Credited on the productions of artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Sowinski is widening his audience even further. By collaborating with musicians and producers such as Kaytranada and Frank Dukes, Sowinski has developed a unique sound that combines elements of jazz, hip hop, and electronic music. This is also one of his contributions to the modern world of jazz. Alexander is currently on tour with BADBADNOTGOOD supporting their fifth studio album Talk Memory. The band is playing festivals and shows, such as Coachella, while also touring across the United States. Sowinski takes us through his journey, how he started, and how he was able to achieve such success.