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The 33rd Annual ISU Jazz Fest Welcomes Happy Orchestra

The 33rd annual ISU Jazz Fest is proud to welcome guest artists Happy Orchestra, a ferocious funk band from Seattle. The concert, starting at 7:30pm at Jensen Concert Hall, will also feature the ISU Big Band as well as a powerful collaboration between the big band and Happy Orchestra. Join us this Saturday February 12th for a high energy joyful night of music!

Happy Orchestra, produced by drummer Tarik Abouzied, is an award-winning band that puts smiles on faces and brings nourishment to ears and minds. Its participants are drawn from the top shelf of Northwest musicians, capturing the talent of the area’s most highly regarded players. The band, voted Alternative Jazz Group of the Year by readers of Earshot Jazz, combines instrumental and compositional firepower with a determined effort at crafting an intensely happy musical experience.