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). In 2007, Reptet criss-crossed the United States exhaustively touring in support of "Do This!". Their third CD, “Chicken or Beef?” was released in the summer of 2008 and the initial buzz has been overwhelming. In fact, the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards named it a finalist for Jazz Record of the Year. They released a 45 RPM vinyl record called "Agendacide" in 2009 and plan to release their fourth CD later this year with plans to tour internationally in 2011. 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.


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Long walks on the beach, scented candles, foot massages, group hugs.

Band Members

John Ewing, drums; Samantha Boshnack, trumpet; Izaak Mills, reeds and flute; Christopher Credit, reeds; Nelson Bell, trombone & tuba; Timothy Carey, bass.


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