Seattle based Reptet is among a diverse group of independent musicians named as a Finalist in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards. Their 2008 release, Chicken or Beef? (Monktail Records) is a finalist for Jazz Album of the Year. Reptet is a genre bending band of jazz musicians based out of Seattle, WA. These six multi-instrumentalists have an expansive approach to jazz, performing original compositions that incorporate 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. They have toured nationally and will be launching their first European tour in the summer of 2009.