MP3 Reptet - Chicken or Beef?
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JAZZ: Progressive Jazz, AVANT GARDE: Structured Improvisation
Reptet is a genre bending band of musicians based out of Seattle, WA. Often categorized as a "jazz" group based on instrumentation (they are a sextet consisting of drums, bass and four horns) these six multi-instrumentalists have a far more expansive approach, 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). In 2007, Reptet criss-crossed the United States exhaustively touring in support of "Do This!". In May of 2008, Reptet will be releasing their third CD on Monktail Records entitled, "Chicken or Beef?" and plan on touring Europe, Asia and (once again) the US. 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.
Chris Credit - Saxophones, Clarinet, Flute
Chris Credit moved from Anchorage, Alaska to Seattle to attend Cornish College of the Arts where he received a Bachelor of Music in 1998. There he studied with Julian Priester , Hadley Caliman, Chuck Deardorf, Jim Knapp and met the legendary Izaak Mills. After a short stint traveling around the world performing music on cruise ships, Credit returned to Seattle to focus on new projects and teaching. In addition to Reptet, he is also a member of Motel 5, the Cocktet, and founder of c2 music.
Samantha Boshnack - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Slide Trumpet. Samantha grew up in upstate New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts in music from Bard College where she studied jazz trumpet and composition with Erica Lindsay and Thurman Barker. She has also studied with Jerry Sabatini and Baikida Carroll. She moved to Seattle in 2003 and joined the Monktail Collective. Today her career consists of teaching private lessons and gigging around the Northwest. She is also a member of Picoso.
Izaak Mills - Saxophones, Flute, Bass Clarinet Izaak Mills grew up in Olympia, WA. In 1998 he made the long trek to Seattle to attend Cornish College where he studied for two years with Hadley Caliman, Jim Knapp, Julian Priester, Denny Goodhew, Jovino Santos Neto, Paul Taub and Dave Peck. He is a regular member of Picoso, the Boogie Brown Band and a founding member of Floss and Bacteria. His favorite food is carrot.
Nelson Bell- Trombone and Tuba Nelson Bell graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in music history and music theory. Although the bass trombone is his main axe, he is also proficient on the tenor trombone, euphonium, tuba, piano, and percussion instruments. He takes great pride in being the finest egg shaker-er in the Northwest region. Nelson has performed with the Jazz Police, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Banda Vagos, the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Emerald City Jazz, and the North West Prevailing Winds to name a few. He has also done much studio work, with credits ranging from elevator music to movie soundtracks.
John Ewing -Drums, Percussion John Ewing is a native of Philadelphia, PA. He studied jazz and classical percussion at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in New Jersey and has studied with Robert Brosh and John Bishop. His current work includes jazz based improvisation and free sound explorations as well as film scores and studio work. He has had the honor of playing with legendary jazz trombonist Julian Priester as well as saxophonists Bert Wilson and Jessica Lurie. John is also a jazz writer (Earshot Jazz and Signal to Noise among others) and a member of the Jazz Journalist Association. Besides being Reptet's founding member and co-leader, he is an integral member of "Monktail Creative Music Concern"
Tim Carey - Bass. Tim grew up playing electric bass in beautiful Seabeck, WA. Tim attended Olympic College where he played for the award winning vocal jazz ensemble "Jazzline" as well as with Olympic College Jazz 1 under the direction of Rick White. While at OC Tim was able to tour the world and play with some of Kitsap County's most notable jazz musicians, including Gary Williams, Ray Ohls, Andy Omdhal, and Nancy King. After OC, Tim attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington. While at Cornish Tim quickly became one of the first call electric bassists in the Seattle area as well as an accomplished acoustic bassist and guitarist. Tim Graduated with a BM from Cornish in May 2006. Tim is currently teaching bass, guitar, banjo, ukulele, and piano full time as well as performing in and around the Seattle area on a regular basis. Tim can also be heard with Jovino Santos-Neto Trio, the Jeff Busch Quintet, Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir.
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