Tag Archives: Jazz in the Valley

Winnerz! Alternative Jazz Group of the Year


I’m excited to report that Happy Orchestra was voted 2016 Alternative Jazz Group of the Year by readers of Earshot Jazz!I’m also honored to have been nominated NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year. I’m proud and thankful to all the incredible musicians that contribute to the project and all of you for the support.

Happy will be back in action at the Ballard Jazz Fest, Seattle Out to Lunch Concerts, SAM Olympic Sculpture Park, Jazz in the Valley, and much more as we ramp up to the official release of the record this fall at the Earshot Jazz Festival. Thanks for the love!

July: McSummer Continues

McSummer 2013

Lots in store for both bands this month, with out-of-town trips for McTuff every weekend and Hardcoretet spending four days at Robert Lang Studios recording our third album. Highlights include Hardcoretet at the Jazz in the Valley festival in Ellensburg, McTuff at Tidewater, Oregon’s Blacksheep Family Reunion, and a gig with one of my favorite groups Richie Aldente. Looking forward to playing music all over the northwest!

McTuff – Tuesday, July 2nd @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Thursday, July 4th @ Fiddler’s Inn, 9pm – 21+
Richie Aldente – Saturday, July 6th @ Private Event
McTuff – Sunday, July 7th @ Faz-Rush Wedding
McTuff – Tuesday, July 9th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Thursday, July 11th @ Emerald of Siam, 9:30pm – 21+
McTuff – Friday, July 12th @ John’s Alley, 10pm – 21+
McTuff – Saturday, July 13th @ John’s Alley, 10pm – 21+
Hardcoretet – Monday, June 15th Robert Lang Recording Session
Hardcoretet – Tuesday, June 16th Robert Lang Recording Session
McTuff – Tuesday, July 16th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Hardcoretet – Wednesday, June 17th Robert Lang Recording Session
Hardcoretet – Thursday, June 18th Robert Lang Recording Session
McTuff – Friday, July 19th @ Diablo’s Downtown Lounge, 10pm – 21+
McTuff – Saturday, July 20th @ Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, 10pm – 21+
McTuff – Sunday, July 21st @ Swedish SummeRun, 8am – All-Ages
McTuff – Sunday, July 21st @ White Center Jubilee Days, 5pm – All-Ages
McTuff – Tuesday, July 23rd @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+
Hardcoretet – Wednesday, July 24th @ Triple Door Musicquarium, 9pm – 21+
Hardcoretet – Friday, July 26th @ Gallery One Ellensburg, 8:30pm – All-Ages
McTuff – Saturday, July 27th @ Blacksheep Family Reunion, 10pm – All-Ages
McTuff – Tuesday, July 30th @ Seamonster Lounge, 10:30pm – 21+