The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble CD Release Party for "Pragmatic Optimism" Fri., Mar. 2nd 7:30 PM at the Sugar Hill Supper Club

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The CD release party for “Pragmatic Optimism", by The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble, will be held at Sugar Hill Supper Club on Fri., MARCH 2, 2007

Performance from 8-10 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm.

Sugar Hill Supper Club
609-615 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11216
Ph. 718-797-1727

Cover: $10.00/adults Children under 12/free

The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble has emerged, since its inception in 2001, as one of the great bands. Its members have extensive experience, along with strong musical personalities. In the spirit of the great bandleaders, director Wade Barnes has afforded each member the opportunity to work on musical ideas. As an innovative drummer, composer, arranger and educator Mr. Barnes understands and promotes professional development. An atmosphere of experimentation facilitates each individual's evolution. As a result, musical and pedagogical conceptions are expanded along with repertoire. Audiences of performances and clinics have found the music completely compelling.

Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble Pragmatic Optimism
Directed by master drummer, composer, arranger, and educator Wade Barnes
360 Degrees Records Street Date March 1, 2007

The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble
Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch - Vocal
James Zollar - Trumpet
Vincent Chancey - French Horn
Mark Taylor - Mellophone
Kiane Zawadi - Euphonium
Dale Turk - Bass Trombone
Ralph Hamperian - Tuba
McDonald Payne - Clarinet
Tom Olin - Soprano Saxophone
Hayes Greenfield - Alto Saxophone
Mario Escalera - Tenor Saxophone
Don Slatoff - Baritone Saxophone
William Ware, III - Vibraphone
Yoshiki Miura - Guitar
Jon Nam - Piano
Ratzo Harris - Bass
Wade Barnes - Drums; Director

“The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble continues its journey to make the world safe for bebop and to draw attention to the mother borough. May God speed!" - Phil Schaap, Jazz@Lincoln center

“It is a wonderful CD with loads of feeling and directions. This is certainly some fine jazz from a large group with a great mission." - Tom Morgan, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, Louisiana

“Great creative music by an outstanding aggregation Very refreshing ..." - Michael “Mr. Jazz" Gourrier, WRIR-FM, Richmond, Virginia

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