WEST COAST TOUR MARCH 2009
Reptet make new music by merrily hopping around the history of jazz. A stereotypical, finger-snapping walking bass lick can smartly mingle with a dissonant free-jazz freak-out, a moody, minor-key TV-cop-show melody, or an Anthony Braxtoninspired lamination of simultaneous layers. Best of all, Reptet make jazz fun. - The Stranger
(Reptet) create a Frank Zappa meets Dirty Dozen Brass Band atmosphere of wacky fun and highly skilled musicianship. - All About Jazz
March 12 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Pizza
March 13 - Mt. Shasta, CA - The Stage Door
March 14 - Lake Tahoe, CA - The Divided Sky
March 15 - Reno, NV - The Zephyr Lounge
March 16 - Santa Cruz, CA - Don Quixotes
March 17 - Davis, CA - Delta of Venus
March 18 - San Francisco, CA - Amnesia Bar
March 19 - Eugene, OR - Cozmic Pizza
March 20 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door Musiquarium
For more information please visit www.reptet.com or www.monktail.com.
This Seattle sextet does it all: it grooves, it rocks, it squawks - occasionally, it even talks. Mostly, it sounds like a New Orleans jazz band on crystal meth. - Jazziz Magazine
Reptet (Monktail Records) will be touring the west coast in March to promote their new, critically acclaimed record, Chicken or Beef? Their four-state tour includes return visits to San Francisco, Reno, Santa Cruz, Portland and Seattle, with debut performances in Mt. Shasta and Lake Tahoe.
Winners of two 2007 Earshot Golden Ear Awards, this genre bending Seattle based band is comprised of six multi-instrumentalists who have an expansive approach to music, performing original compositions that incorporate jazz, rock, ska, punk, modern classical, avant garde, eastern European folk influences and more. Their internationally acclaimed 2006 release, Do This!" (Monktail Records) won many accolades and was chosen Jazz CD of the year by Jazziz Magazine's Alex Gelfand. Their new disc, Chicken or Beef? (Monktail Records) released in June 2008 was chosen finalist for Jazz Record of the Year by the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards. They have toured nationally and will be launching their first Canadian and European tours in the spring/summer of 2009.