Reptet They honk, they squawk and they are back after a six-month rebuild with new instrumentation and new compositions. This redesigned Reptet will debut at The Royal Room, on Friday, October 5th. The show is free (with suggested donation), and has The Schwa (featuring members of Das Vibenbass) getting things started. Music begins at 8:30PM. This show will mark a new chapter in the history of one of Seattle's longest-running tireless jazz ambassadors. After six years of broadcasting a very horn-centric sound, Reptet has changed things up by adding an electric guitar. Seattle-based Reptet is an atypical modern jazz sextet consisting of three rhythm players and three horns. These six dynamic multi-instrumentalists are Samantha Boshnack (trumpet, flugelhorn), Nelson Bell (trombone, tuba), Chris Credit (baritone sax, tenor sax, clarinet), Tim Carey (electric & upright bass), John Ewing (drums & percussion) and newest member Mark Oi (electric guitar). They play all-original, genre-bending, fan-friendly music that challenges the discerning audiophile, while entertaining the casual listener. Reptet has been touring the U.S. and Canada, relentlessly playing diverse venues from festivals to grade schools to rock clubs, since their critically acclaimed 2006 release Do This! (Monktail Records). This debut record was a finalist in the Independent Music Awards and made top ten lists of writers and critics across the globe. Their subsequent full-length releases - Chicken or Beef? (2008 Monktail Records) and At The Cabin (2011 ARC Records), as well as the vinyl single, Agendacide (2009 Monktail Records), have also been hailed as triumphs of originality and independence.
As part of Zero-G Concerts: 9pm - Fundamental Forces 10 pm - Tom Baker Quartet 11pm - Reptet
Label: Artists Recording Collective, Artists Recording Collective
Manager: John Ewing and Samantha Boshnack
Bio: REPTET is a genre-blending Seattle-based sextet composed of drums, bass, and four horns. They play original compositions incorporating jazz, reggae, rock, ska, punk, modern classical, avant-garde, and eastern European folk music. These six multi-instrumentalists bring an arsenal of twenty-plus in...See Full Bio
Gearing up for a big coast-to-coast CD release tour. Check the dates out!