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"Boston’s ten-piece Either/Orchestra makes its own rules."
– Brad Farberman, Time Out New York

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The Either/Orchestra

Featuring: Tom Halter - trumpet, flugelhorn
Dan Rosenthal - trumpet, flugelhorn
Joel Yennior - trombone
Hailey Niswanger - alto sax, flute
Russ Gershon - tenor, soprano sax
Charlie Kohlhase - baritone sax
Rafael Alcala - piano
Rick McLaughlin - bass
Pablo Bencid - drums
Vicente Lebron - congas, percussion

The internationally reknowned Either/Orchestra will kick off its 2011-2012 season with a return to its home base at the Regattabar. As always, Russ Gershon's 10-piece band will display a patented mix of jazz, Afro-Caribbean and Ethiopian sounds, sophisticated arrangements and swing-for-the-fences improvisation in a crowd-pleasing package.

The past year found the E/O headlining the Chicago Jazz Fest, celebrating its 25th anniversary with spectacular shows in Boston and NYC featuring scores of alumni, collaborating with top great Ethiopian singers and embarking on a tour of Ethiopia under the sponsorship of US, French and Spanish governments.

The brand new season will include the premiere of a new suite, commissioned by Chamber Music America, sections of which Gershon and Co. are hoping to demo at the R-bar on this visit. No matter which charts come out of their immense bag of tricks, the audience can count on skin-tight ensemble playing, bone-crunching grooves and a entertaining trip across three continents of music.