David Phelps and Todd Isler
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.