enTraance is a Twin Cites, MN based band which exists at the intersection of classical and modern music.
Bandleader Andrew Turpening is a skilled percussionist and drummer who has performed with Puerto Rican salsa legends Edgar Joel, Kevin Ceballo and Rafy Santana and Cuban pianist/singer Viviana Pintado. His compositions have been featured on National Public Radio.
In enTraance, Andrew creates hypnotic beats based on his studies of Cuban and Brazilian percussion and merges them with piano/synthesizer, a classical string quartet, bass and guitar. Andrew calls this collision of styles 'Baroque Breakbeat'.
enTraance released its debut album, 'Nebraska', in February 2017.
"enTraance's Nebraska is a mesmerizing masterpiece that combines Turpening's AfroCuban rhythmic influences with classical Baroque melodies in booming fashion . . . One can easily imagine enTraance's music as the soundtrack to a blockbuster movie.
- Tim Owen, President, Tru Grooves Entertainment