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Selected Upcoming Tour Highlights:
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2017

Jan 8

New York NY

11:30 am APAP Showcase at Hilton Hotel 1335 Avenue of the Americas 4th floor The New York Suite - showcase of Timbalooloo concert for kids & families

Jan 9

Brooklyn, NY

8:30pm-11:30pm Oran Etkin & Sullivan Fortner duo at Le Boudoir at Chez Moi - 135 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY

Jan 20

Old Lyme, CT

Side Door Jazz Cafe presents Oran Etkin's "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman"

Jan 21

Brooklyn, NY

11am National Sawdust Timbalooloo Duo Concert Series - each month Oran brings a new musician and Clara Net gets to meet a new instrument friend, learning about the musical tradition of that instrument and how music can be made accross cultural boundaries

Feb 9-10

Eilat, Israel

Red Sea Jazz Festival: Oran performs with his "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman" project with Matt Wilson, Steve Nelson and Adam Birnbaum

Feb 11

Eilat, Israel

11am Red Sea Jazz Festival presents a special Timbalooloo concert for kids and families

Feb 18

Brooklyn, NY

11am National Sawdust Timbalooloo Duo Concert Series - each month Oran brings a new musician and Clara Net gets to meet a new instrument friend, learning about the musical tradition of that instrument and how music can be made accross cultural boundaries

March 4

Red Wing, MN

Sheldon Performing Arts Center: Oran Performs with his "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman" project

March 25

New York, NY

11am Rockefeller University Caspary Auditorium UES 1230 York Ave: Special Full-Band Timbalooloo Concert

March 30

Asheville, NC

UNC Asheville presents a concert with Mandingo Ambassadors

April 1-9

Czech Republic

Mladi Ladi Jazz Festival presents a nation-wide tour of Oran Etkin's various projects: Timbalooloo concerts for kids, Gathering Light concerts and a collaborative concert with traditional Roma musicians

April 22

Brooklyn, NY

11am National Sawdust Timbalooloo Duo Concert Series - each month Oran brings a new musician and Clara Net gets to meet a new instrument friend, learning about the musical tradition of that instrument and how music can be made accross cultural boundaries

April 27-28

Fayetteville, AR

Walton Performing Arts Center: Oran performs with both the Timbalooloo project and the "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman"

June 3rd

TBA, New Jersey

WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series - Timbalooloo performance

June 7

Washington, DC

Hill Center Concert Series: Oran presents a special duo concert

June 17

Brooklyn, NY

11am National Sawdust Timbalooloo Duo Concert Series - each month Oran brings a new musician and Clara Net gets to meet a new instrument friend, learning about the musical tradition of that instrument and how music can be made accross cultural boundaries

July 8

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Jazz Festeval presents a special performance of Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo project for children and families

 



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“A Composer of Eminent Individuality” - Yusef Lateef











Latest Press:
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Jerusalem Post

Feature Article
Jerusalem Post ran a page and a half feature article about Oran Etkin in advance of his Red Sea Jazz Festival performances.

DownBeat Magazine

#1 Rising Star Clarinetist in DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll!
Oran Etkin was voted #1 Rising Star Clarinetist in DownBeat Magazine's 64th Annual Critics Poll.

Czech National TV

Television Piece About Etkin's Prague Concert
Watch the Czech National Television piece about Etkin's Timbalooloo concert in Prague, which was part of a 10-concert tour in Czech Republic!

DownBeat Magazine

Full Page Feature Article by Ted Panken!
Read the feature article on Oran Etkin and his new album in the Players section of the March issue of DownBeat Magazine.

Liberation (France)

Top 6 Year End Albums & Review of Paris Concert
"A concert of weightlessness, class, spark, inspiration and sharing. Magic uninterrupted for two hours. The crowd... went wild. For such is the music Etkin: sensitive to the exchange with the audience." Etkin's new CD also made a year-end Top 10 list in French magazine Les Inrocks!

Chicago Tribune

"Best Jazz Albums of 2015" feature by Howard Reich highlights Etkin's new CD in his Top 10 List:
"Clarinetist Etkin fulfills the promise of this recording's title, taking the spirit and repertoire of Goodman into new improvisational realms."

Downbeat Magazine

Dan Oulette Reviews North Sea Jazz Festival:
"...two younger artists turned in impressive showings. New York-based clarinetist Oran Etkin led a crack band with guitarist Federico Casagrande, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Nasheet Waits. They delivered steeped-in-tradition but outward-leaning tunes from Etkin's latest album, Gathering Light (Motéma), along with a preview of tunes from his new album, What's New: Re-Imaging Benny Goodman."

WNPR

Owen McNally Previews "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman"
"Prince Etkin Bows To King Goodman... Oran Etkin, the internationally celebrated, Israeli-American bandleader/composer and clarinetist, presents his highly original, well-crafted and loving tribute to Benny Goodman"

Jazz Magazine (France)

David Cristol Reviews Festival Jazz Sur Son 31 in Toulouse, France
"Parmi les bonnes surprises, il faut citer le jazz voyageur (Asie, Europe de l'Est...) et mélodieux du clarinettiste Oran Etkin, en compagnie de Frederico Casagrande (elg, et révélation), Joe Sanders (b) et Ziv Ravitz (dm)."

Marlbank (U.K.)

Review of "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman"
"One of the most exciting clarinettists to have emerged in decades on the international jazz scene, Oran Etkin takes a big leap in terms of ambition with his "reimagining" of Benny Goodman here."