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Genres You Will Love
Rock: Instrumental Rock Moods: Mood: Fun Jazz: Progressive Jazz Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo Jazz: Weird Jazz

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United States - Washington United States - United States

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Reptet is a genre bending band of musicians based out of Seattle whose instrumentation consists of drums, bass and four horns. These six multi-instrumentalists have an expansive approach to their music, performing original compositions that incorporate reggae, rock, ska, punk, modern classical, avant garde, eastern European folk influences and more. Their internationally acclaimed 2006 release, "Do This!" (Monktail Records) was an Independent Music Awards finalist for Best Jazz Record of the Year and was chosen Top Jazz CD of the year by Jazziz magazine's Alex Gelfand. They also won two Earshot Golden Ear Awards (celebrating the best of northwest jazz), including Best 'Outside' Jazz Group and Best Performance of the year (as part of the Monktail Raymond Scott Project). Their third CD, “Chicken or Beef?” was released in 2008 and was a finalist for the Independent Music Awards Jazz Record of the Year. Their most recent 7" vinyl/digital release entitled "Agendacide" features guest artist, renowned keyboardist Wayne Horvitz. Reptet has been criss-crossing the United States and Canada exhaustively touring in support of these records since 2006
Their live performances have been described as, “arresting, compelling and just plain cranked-up!” with stage shows evolving into transformative performance art pieces using costumes, story telling, dance routines and absurdist humor. Reptet have proven themselves to be a unique and utterly enthralling multi-leveled experience leaving audiences wanting more.
Band members/instrumentation
Samantha Boshnack - trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, slide trumpet
Nelson Bell - trombone, tuba
Chris Credit - tenor/alto/baritone saxophones, clarinet
Izaak Mills - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Tim Carey - upright and electric bass
John Ewing - drums and percussion