Regattbar

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2015-10-08

7:30PM

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"This amazing ensemble does just about everything right." -Richard Gehr, Village Voice

The Either/Orchestra

Featuring: Tom Halter, Dan Rosenthal - Trumpets
Joel Yennior - Trombone
Mark Zaleski, Russ Gershon, Charlie Kohlhase - Woodwinds
Gilson Schachnik - Piano
Rick McLaughlin - Bass
Oscar Suchanek - Drums
Vicente Lebron - Congas

2015-16 is the Either/Orchestra's 30th Anniversary Season, and the Grammy-nominated little big-band will kick it off at the Regattabar.

Led by saxophonist and composer Russ Gershon, the E/O has traversed both the jazz world and the actual world with its uniquely wide-ranging vision of music. Featuring a mighty six-horn section and a powerful rhythm section powered by master conguero Vicente Lebron, the ten-piece band dives deep into jazz improvisation, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and their exotic specialty, Ethiopian grooves.

The E/O has been playing the Rbar since the very early 90s, and always delivers a show entertaining, musically stimulating, and full of surprises.

"One of the 40 most significant American big bands since 1945..." - Scott Yanow

"An enduring treasure of the local scene, continually re-inventing jazz in the most surprising ways. "- Jay N. Miller, Patriot Ledger, carver.wickedlocal.com

"Boston's own world-class little big band, six horns plus rhythm, has precious few rivals in exuberant eclecticism or sheer fun, whether playing original jazz tunes, interpreting pop chestnuts, or delving into Ethiopian grooves." -Kevin Lowenthal, bostonglobe.com

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