Hi Happy is Jonathan Rodriguez (drums), Robert Muller (piano), Casey Andersen (bass)Jonathan Rodriguez is an emerging percussionist having received his Bachelor's degree at Millikin University in Latin American Studies and Percussion Performance, and holds a Master's degree, also in Percussion Performance, from the University of New Mexico.
He has won numerous awards and competitions for performance and scholarship, and has taught percussion lessons throughout various schools and institutions across the country.
He has recently continued his touring efforts in Europe with the prestigious World Percussion Group, with Eileen & the In-Betweens, a folk/rock band rooted in social activism, across the U.S. and Canada, and Mexico with Wave Trio, a modern jazz group which features two-time Grammy winning artist, Adrian Terrazas-Gonzalez (The Mars Volta, T.R.A.M., Transient) on woodwinds.
Robert Muller is a jazz pianist originally from Portland, Oregon, where he studied closely with Blue Note jazz great Dr. Andrew Hill. He has performed at festivals and venues from Anchorage, Alaska to Aarhus, Denmark, with artists including jazz musicians Dave Liebman, Steve Lacy, and Hiram Bullock, Grammy winners Larry Mitchell, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, and Nathan East, underground hip-hop artist Pete Miser, Mvskoke poet and musician Joy Harjo, and the modern jazz group Kodama Trio. His modern and exuberant musical approach to the keyboard is informed as much by classic funk as it is by impressionist composers and 80s pop.
Casey Andersen is a bassist (and pianist) from Santa Fe with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Composition from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Casey’s musical endeavors are diverse, from accompanying visual artists as they create, to composing and performing his own original works. He is currently a private music instructor and performer.