Loading Events

« All Events

Happy Apple

August 27 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Named after a child’s toy from the 1960s, jazz trio Happy Apple was formed in Minneapolis, MN, in 1996 by saxophonist Michael Lewis and drummer David King, with bassist Erik Fratzke joining soon after.

Their clever and melodic small-combo improvisations have been termed “jazz punk,” but Happy Apple has a grasp of the entire history of jazz, and the trio’s elegant free-bop compositions are full of haunting melodies, delightful flashes of humor, and intelligent, coherent construction. Led by Lewis’ amazingly lyrical tenor sax playing and solid melodies written by all three members, Happy Apple keeps out of the fusion trap by implying rock dynamics without actually surrendering to them, giving the group a fresh, bright, and totally unique sound.

Details

Date:
August 27
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
View Event Website

Venue

The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
View Venue Website