Happenstance first appeared without a name, then played under the joke name the 'Easy Listening Collective' before settling to 'happenstance'. The name is not meant to convey the Cage notion of chance so much as a fortuitous coming together.
Chris Biscoe (alto &
soprano sax, alto clarinet)
The group have performed
together on several occasions, including at Ray's Jazz,
Shoreditch Church, the Luna Lounge & Arch1, the latter with Terry Day deputising on drums. The sound clips, repelete with the church's natural reverberation, below
were recorded at their first
outing at Shoreditch Church in November 2011..
Happenstance fliers from previous events