Up and Orange
Soaring melodies, chunky grooves
The origins of Up and Orange can be traced back to the moment when an 11-year-old Owen Dudley became obsessed with learning to improvise on the guitar. Originally a classical violin and piano student, he was then drawn to the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, and later in his teenage years discovered the music of jazz greats, jam bands, and songwriters. He indulged equally in artists like Phish, Medeski Martin & Wood, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Joni Mitchell. This led Owen to compose in a style founded on adventurous, free-spirited instrumental forms as well as succinct, memorable songs.
Growing up in New England, Owen studied with mentors Steve Blair and Andy Moroz before leaving for New York City, where he studied music at The New School. There he met bassist Jonathan Toscano, drummer Colin Taylor, and keyboardist Darren Denman, who were an instant fit with the Up and Orange sound. United by a shared vision and the joy of never playing a song the same way twice, Up and Orange are elated to be performing and look forward to coming to your town!