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Selected Upcoming Tour Highlights:
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Oct 6

New York, NY

6pm Joe's Pub - Oran will be a special guest alongside Dave Liebman and Tiger Okoshi with Mehmet Ali Sanlikol's ensemble Whatsnext!

Oct 15

Washington DC

8pm Atlas Performing Arts Center - What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman

Oct 24

New York NY

7:30pm at DROM - What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman with Matt Wilson, Sullivan Fortner and Bryan Carrott presented by NYC Hot Jazz Festival Productions

Nov 5

Marseille, France

Théâtre National de La Criée - Timbalooloo En Francais! 16H

Nov 6

Marseille, France

Musée Borély - Duo with Sullivan Fortner: music from "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman" 11H

Nov 14-16

Philadelphia, PA

American Speech Language Hearing Association Presents Timbalooloo Concerts

Nov 19

Brooklyn, NY

BAM - Timbalooloo Concert

Nov 20

Newark, NJ

2pm Timbalooloo Workshop at Ahavas Shalom 145 Broadway in conjunction with WBGO & NJPAC

Nov 26

Brooklyn, NY

National Sawdust - Timbalooloo Duo Workshop Series: Each month Oran will perform in duo with another instrumentalist from a different musical tradition exposing children to new instruments and cultures

Dec 10

Brooklyn, NY

National Sawdust - Timbalooloo Duo Workshop Series: Each month Oran will perform in duo with another instrumentalist from a different musical tradition exposing children to new instruments and cultures

Dec 25

New York, NY

11:30am Timbalooloo Concert at the Jewish Museum 1109 5th ave at 92nd st


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

Feb 9-10

Eilat, Israel

Red Sea Jazz Festival: Oran performs with his "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman" project

March 4

Red Wing, MN

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

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


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

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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."


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."