Oran Etkin

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Reimagining Benny Goodman Band:

Oct 30

New York

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Jazz At Lincoln Center

Nov 8

Cape May, NJ

Exit Zero Jazz Fest

Nov 15

New York, NY

Pangea Jazz Fest (Etkin's Gathering Light Project)

Nov 21

Montreal, CA

Upstairs Jazz Club 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Nov 23

Washington, DC

Bohemian Caverns (special guest with Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra)

Nov 26/27

Hamburg, Germany

NDR Radio Concert Series

Nov 30/Dec1

London, UK

Pizza Express Jazz Club

Dec 3

Paris, France

Sunside Jazz Club

Dec 25

New York, NY

Jewish Museum -- Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo presents a new show for kids: "Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman in the Kingdom of Swing!"

Jan 14

New York, NY

Birdland Jazz Club (one set at 6pm)


“Ebullient Swing Rhythm” - New York Times
“A Composer of Eminent Individuality” - Yusef Lateef

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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."


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."