The Happy Pals are a seven-piece jazz band based in Toronto Canada, playing authentic old-time New Orleans party music. They’ve been featured every Saturday at Toronto’s legendary Grossman’s Tavern for nearly 50 years, and have attracted literally generations of fans.
The Happy Pals play down-to-it rocking tunes you can dance, sing or just hang out to – blues, hymns, pop songs, marches, calypso, even a jazz song now and again! Tunes by Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, you name it!
It’s live stomping jazz party music for all occasions, and it’s big fun. Don’t miss it.
Here’s what critics around the world are saying:
• Just Jazz Magazine, England: “Their infectious brand of New Orleans-style jazz was great entertainment and had the audience roaring for more. They didn’t let them leave without an encore.”
• All About Jazz, USA: “New Orleans jazz is alive and well and has taken root in, of all places, Toronto, Canada… Bourbon Street beckons for this kind of sound.”
• Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene, USA: “Full of fire and passion …This music is difficult to resist.”