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Happy Orchestra is recording its first album with musical masters from all over the country. Be a part of it from the ground floor!
Happy Orchestra is recording its first album with musical masters from all over the country. Be a part of it from the ground floor!
Happy Orchestra is recording its first album with musical masters from all over the country. Be a part of it from the ground floor!
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First Studio Day & Earshot Nomination :-)

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Andy Coe, Tim Kennedy, Ian Sheridan, and Tarik in-studio
Andy Coe, Tim Kennedy, Ian Sheridan, and Tarik in-studio

The Happy Orchestra rhythm section spent Super Bowl Sunday at The Factory Recording Studio laying down foundations for half the record, and I'm happy to say the results are fantastic! I wanted to give you all a taste of what was recorded, so here's a snippet of a previously unrecorded tune "Dirty Hairy." Keep in mind this is raw, mostly unmixed, unmastered, unfinished audio, meaning it may be a bit quiet and funky sounding on some speakers:

At this point it sounds like the same thing over and over, but as we get further into the process we'll be layering horn parts, some solos, and refining the sound of the keys and guitar until everything is lush and full. I'll be posting updated versions of this clip until it's finished so you can hear the process from start to finish.

Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award Nomination

Happy Orchestra has been nominated Alternative Jazz Group of the Year in Earshot's Golden Ear Awards poll, along with Happy friends Dawn Clement and Skerik. Cast your vote at earshot.org by March 10th!

Happy's playing in Seattle, Olympia, and Portland this week. Check out the Happy Website for more details and hopefully we'll see you out. Thank you all so much for the support!!!

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    1. mary ann lane on February 15, 2016

      I am thrilled to hear your talents and be a part of this! I think you all are Our New Masters of Jazz, following the footsteps of the Greats (and those who never achieved "fame" but who contributed mightily, as we know) who carved the road, but finding new paths to expand our musical sensibilities. I am so excited for you all! Thank you for your talents, magic, and hard work!

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      James Newton on February 15, 2016

      Love the sound, and thanks for the t-shirt. :-)