Eh La Bas Ensemble
Formed in 2016 in New Orleans Louisiana, the core ensemble consists of clarinet, guitar and upright bass. With a love for vintage acoustic music, Eh La Bas's repertoire includes Traditional American Jazz, Gypsy Swing and Brazilian Choro as well as original music based on these styles. The ensemble performs at premiere venues in New Orleans and beyond. Members of Eh La Bas are Rosalynn De Roos clarinet, Scott Stobbe guitar and Barry Bremner on bass.
Rosalynn De Roos
Clarinetist, composer, producer, bandleader of Choroloco, EnCanto (Seattle, WA) & Buku do Choro in New Orleans, LA. Ms. De Roos graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2005 completing a Bachelors of Music Degree in clarinet performance. Since graduation Ms. De Roos has traversed the wondrous world of Brazilian music, exploring and expressing in musical styles of: Forró, Xote, Baião, Chorinho, Samba and Maxixe.
As bandleader of Choroloco, Ms. De Roos has been performing throughout the Northwest festival circuit since 2008. Choroloco has also been heard on Sonarchy Radio, KEXP and Raízes aired on KCBS. Choroloco was awarded music residency at Jack Straw Productions and Artist Trust GAP grant; for recording debut album ‘Choro Louco’ released in May 2015. With EnCanto Ms. De Roos released debut album ‘Solto Per Jeri’ in December 2015 after traveling in Brazil to study & perform with great masters of this musical style.
Ms. De Roos has had the pleasure to collaborate with premier performing artists in the Brazilian music community including: Jovino Santos Neto, Anat Cohen, Gabriele Mirabassi, Trio Brasileiro, Choro das 3, Antonio Adolfo, Hendrik Meurkens, Alessandro Penezzi, Alexandre Ribeiro, Marcelo Caldi, Paula Santoro, Tim Connell, Ginga, EnCanto Brazilian Orchestra, The Brazilionaires, Eduardo Mendonça, Geísa Dutra and Ted Falcon.
As a festival producer Ms. De Roos attempts to define the esoteric genre called Choro- vintage Brazilian jazz born out of Rio de Janeiro circa 1920’s. With showcase that featured virtuosos: Geísa Dutra, Rio Con Brio, The Brazilionaires & Choroloco at the Royal Room 2012 and with a 3 day Brazilian Music Festival featuring Choro das 3, Choroloco and Bejia Flor including community jam session, music workshops and showcase in 2013.
Ms. De Roos’s core values as a performing artist include: building communities through sound explorations, the collectivist mindset within the creative process, harvesting new relationships across all artistic disciplines and opening a forum for participation within the community at large. Ms. De Roos currently resides in New Orleans, LA.
Scott Stobbe received an Associate of Arts degree in music composition from Foothill College, a Bachelor of Music degree in composition from Portland State University and a Master’s of Music degree in composition from Stephen F. Austin University.
Scott is interested in exploration in the full sense. This desire for exploration has led him all across the depths of his mind and all across the continental United States,Alaska,Hawaii,Canada,Mexico,Belize,Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua,Costa Rica,Panama,Colombia,Spain, Portugal,France,Germany,Austria,Switzerland,The Netherlands,England,Italy,The Czech Republic,Hungary, Serbia,Slovenia,Poland,Norway,Sweden,Estonia,Morocco, Singapore,Indonesia and China. These travels have made a huge impression on him as a person and as a musician and composer. Fluent in Spanish, Scott has played with Flamenco and Classical guitarists in Spain, Estonian Fiddlers, Gamelan players in Java and Bali, Indian Musicians in Singapore, Bagpipers in Galicia (Spain), Punk and Hardcore bands in California, Latin American Music Ensembles, Classical Guitar Orchestras, Bluegrass bands, Klezmer and Balkan bands and Roots Blues and Jazz bands in New Orleans among others.
Scott has worked with the William James Association teaching guitar performance and music theory at Salinas Valley State Prison on a maximum security yard for three years as well as Round Tree Jail in Watsonville for one year.
Scotts’ music has been performed by The New Music Works Ensemble inSanta Cruz, CA, The Cabrillo College Guitar Orchestra, Thollem Mcdonas, TheBlue Cranes, The Quadraphonnes, Triems and the New Music Society of Portland. His music has been featured at The Portland Jazz Festival and the Olympia Festival of Experimental Music. His works have been recorded by The Videri String Quartet, The Blue Cranes, The Quadraphonnes, Derek M. Johnson, The Underscore Orkestra, Triems, Michelle Alany, and Thollem Mcdonas.
Scott has a firm belief that music is a powerful force that can uplift, heal,
educate and bring people together.
Born in southeastern Michigan Barry Bremmer developed a passion for music at an early age. When he was 15 he began playing the electric bass and joined his first band. With early influences of rock music from childhood he began playing the upright bass and studying jazz in his twenties. He relocated to Seattle in 2005 where he further developed his skills as a jazz bassist. In 2014 He relocated to New Orleans Louisiana where he has been playing upright and electric bass professionally ever since.