Happy Orchestra visited the KNKX studios in downtown Seattle ahead of their Earshot Jazz Festival CD release show to play a few tunes and talk about the new record. Videos of the tunes and audio of the full session below, check em out!
~ Happy Orchestra
Reached #5 on KEXP Northwest Music Chart
Rated 4 Stars at All About Jazz
“Happy Orchestra in a way encapsulates the jocular personality of its creator and leader, blending overwhelming positivity with virtuosity, utilizing the talents of some of the top jazz and funk soloists on the west coast. While the music may express the intricacies of modern jazz expressionism, it never loses sight of its soulful, horn powered grooves, supported by the rhythmic virtuosity and leadership of Abouzied on drums.”
Tarik Abouzied doing his thing on “Step Quick”, another track from Happy Orchestra’s debut album Baba.
Catch Happy Orchestra at their upcoming CD release shows in Seattle and Portland! Details and tickets here.