The Joy Protocol Ensemble

Richard Howell & the Joy Protocol Ensemble  has the power to uplift and evoke
positive emotions. Richard Howell has a unique ability to touch our hearts and souls, and when hearing his
ensemble it can create feelings of happiness, joy, and warmth, it becomes a valuable source of inspiration
and comfort. It is music that makes you feel good and lifts your spirits that can be a powerful tool for promoting well-
being and unity within society. It has the potential to bring people together, bridge divides, and remind us of the beauty of human connection and shared emotions. 

The musical collaboration on this project led by Richard Howell, the composer, saxophonist, and vocalist,
showcases an impressive lineup of talented musicians who have poured their love, passion, and wealth of
experience into creating an exceptional musical experience. With Richard Howell's mesmerizing
saxophone and vocal performances at the forefront, the ensemble includes Jack West on guitar, Frank
Martian on piano, Jenny Scheinman on violin, Gary Brown on bass, Lily Stern on lead bass, Art Khu on
piano, David Frazier on percussion, Ian Dogole on percussion, Adrian Areas on percussion, and Ele
Howell on percussion. Their collective musicianship shines through, demonstrating a harmonious blend of
artistry and skill. Together, they have crafted a project that exudes the highest level of musical
craftsmanship, elevating the project to a remarkable and unforgettable musical journey.