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International Orange is the brainchild of New York City veteran musicians and longtime friends Todd Isler and David Phelps. Gaku Takanashi provides melodic bass, and Dan Stein’s keys round out IO’s evolving personality.

The members of IO have a wide, genre-crossing resume, from Phish bassist Mike Gordon and John Medeski to Abdoulaye Debate and Francis Mbappe, Ivan Neville, Melvin Sparks, Jack McDuff, Betty Buckley, and on and on…

From the slide guitar of the American south to the rhythmic sensibilities of India, Africa, and Brazil, their debut album marries jazz attitude with innovative funky originals.

IO has played some of NYC’s finest music venues like the Blue Note, Iridium, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and many music festivals around the world.

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Upcoming Shows

Monday, August 1st, 11pm

158 Ludlow Street
New York City

Saturday, August 27th, 6;30pm and 10pm

The Falcon
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY

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International Orange - Bios

A few things you might want to know about the band.

Todd Isler

Todd "T.Ice" Isler's fire is fueled by a love of global music and dance. His travels to India, Africa, Brazil and beyond have created his signature funky style.

David Phelps

David Phelps has created a personal and unique voice on slide and electric guitar. Using modern techniques such as two hand tapping, whammy bar dive bombs, and Indian sliding, he travels to the far reaches of tomorrow. International Orange is his space shuttle to harmonic and rhythmic bliss.

Dan Stein

Dan Stein has played and composed music since childhood. His musical influences and interests include improvised music, classical, world music, funk, r&b, dischord, datchord, and a jazz chord.

Gaku Takanashi

Gaku Takanashi is from Japan.

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International Orange - Music

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International Orange - Video

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International Orange - Shop

You can buy our album online from our Bandcamp site