Happy House

2ème album - "Inoxydable"

Band formed in 1992 by Olivier Benoit, Happy House includes experienced musicians who, after a decade in the spheres of contemporary French jazz, hit a remarkable individual and collective musical maturity. Members of the Orchestre National de Jazz, multiplying collaborations with musicians as Christophe Marguet, Claude Barthelemy, Joëlle Leandre, Martial Solal, Dave Liebman, the four musicians continue serenely their respective careers.

Happy House recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. For this anniversary, Happy House has created new music, temporarily taking his distance from the influence of free jazz of the previous period. Olivier Benoit had fun playing against what was the personality of the orchestra, writing an exclusively melodic music, seemingly simple, but influenced by the rhythmic play and sound of rock music, playing and beating effects melodies used in loops (without machine).

Yet the nature of Happy House remains the same in its beginning : dynamic, intense, invested …

Olivier Benoit : guitar
Julien Favreuille : saxophone
Nicolas Mahieux : double-bass
Jean-Luc Landsweerdt : drums


1er album "Happy House"
2ème album - "Inoxydable"

Photo © Eric Flogny / Aleph

Happy House - Chair

Happy House - Incus

Happy House - Incus
Extrait de "Inoxydable" (Circum Disc, 2008)
Happy House - Chair
Extrait de "Inoxydable" (Circum Disc, 2008)

Muzzix is a collective composed of 30 musicians and based in Lille (northern France). It supports each year many artistic projects going from contemporary jazz to experimental and improvised musics, performed in many various ways, from solo to full orchestra, from concerts to installations or performances.


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