True to its title concept, Charley Langer’s second solo project, Happy Hour, is an hour of pure happiness that feels like a bright light in an otherwise dark place – restorative, hopeful, urging you forward. Yes, music can still take you there. Collaborating with Nils, Langer keeps his adventurous playing front and center, but takes a much more stream lined compositional and production approach, which leads to many singles that pop from the first few bars. The clean and honest production allows Charley's sax to tell stories... and they all have happy endings! We NEED this music now.
The high-energy first single, “Set Me Free,” finds Langer spreading joy and optimism to combat these uncertain times and bring our spirits to hopeful new levels. Driven by his emotional solo lines and sizzling horn textures, the track begins with a hypnotic groove and shuffling percussion before easing into a light funk mid-tempo flow with a sensual sax melody. It then bursts into a punchy and playful chorus that truly inspires the musical soul to soar along with its sensual fire.
“An instantly infectious set full of exuberance, hope, optimism, and even a bit of sensual romance. . . . by far, the best indie contemporary jazz set of 2017!” - JONATHAN WIDRAN, Music Journalist

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Charley wears melodies like second skins. Clean, honest production allows Charley's sax to tell stories, and they all sound as though they have happy endings. Now you have a reason for the title!”

Trish Hennessey, Hybrid Jazz Radio

Latest News



Happy Hour's second single, J Street Groove, is a Billboard Top 20 hit! It peaked at #15 on Billboard's Smooth Jazz Chart in  February 2018! A new single is expected to be released to radio in June 2018. Be listening for it!



Happy Hour's first single, Set Me Free, reached #29 on Billboard's Smooth Jazz Chart in July 2017! A second single is expected to be released to radio in October 2017. Be listening for it!

Apple Music 

Charley is on Apple Music! Apple Music is free streaming radio that builds and brings together stations you'll love from day one. And the more you listen, the more personalized your stations become. It's radio re-imagined! Click on the Apple Music logo to the left to listen!


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Pandora Radio 

Charley can be heard every day on Pandora Radio! Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music you'll love. Start with your favorite artist, song or composer and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. Click on the Pandora logo to the left to listen for free!


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