Happy visited the KEXP studios ahead of the release of Baba to play a few tunes and talk to DJ Sharlese about the inspiration behind the music. Check a track above and the full performance below!
We’re excited to report that Happy Orchestra was voted 2016 Alternative Jazz Group of the Year by readers of Earshot Jazz! We’re proud and thankful to all the incredible musicians that contribute to the project and all of you for the support.
We’ll be back in action at the Ballard Jazz Fest, Out to Lunch Concerts, SAM Olympic Sculpture Park, Jazz in the Valley, Earshot Jazz Fest, and much more as we ramp up to the official release of the record this fall. Thanks for the love!
A preview of the Happy Orchestra’s upcoming debut album featuring:
Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Skerik (sax), Andy Coe (guitar), Joe Doria (organ/synth), Tim Kennedy (rhodes), Damian Erskine (bass), and Tarik Abouzied (drums, composition).
This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.