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"The leading little big-band in the jazz world."
-Boston Globe

"A world-class ensemble."
-TimeOut New York

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Featuring: Tom Halter, Dan Rosenthal - trumpets
Joel Yennior - trombone
Godwin Louis - alto saxophone, flute
Russ Gershon - bandleader, tenor & soprano saxophones
Charlie Kohlhase - baritone saxophone
Rafael Alcala - piano
Rick McLaughlin - bass
Pablo Bencid - drums
Vicente Lebron - congas, percussion

The Either/Orchestra is Massachusetts' most well-known, well-travelled and wide-ranging large jazz ensemble. Founded by saxophonist/composer Russ Gershon in 1985, the E/O features members from all over the US, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, ranging in age from 23 to 54. The group brings together the rhythms of jazz, Latin and Ethiopian music into an exciting presentation that balances world-class writing with explosive improvisations.

This appearance at the R-bar will feature brand new compositions along with a selection of music from the E/O's upcoming, 11th album, due out in the fall. Their last three R-bar shows were sold out, so be sure to buy your tickets early.

"Defies categorization...Inimitable, original and fresh." -Randy Treece,

"The best kept secret in jazz." -Sydney Morning Herald

"One of the jazz world's most gifted and adventurous big bands."
-Richard Harrington, Washington Post

"Their music sizzles with energy." -Irwin Block, Montreal Gazette