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Selected Upcoming Tour Highlights:
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Jan 14

New York, NY

Birdland Jazz Club With Sullivan Fortner, Alvester Garnett, Bryan Carrott & Guest Charenee Wade

Jan 18

New York, NY

National Sawdust: Timbalooloo Concert for Kids - Including music from Etkin's next Timbalooloo CD! (one set 12pm)

Jan 22

Old Lyme, CT

Side Door Jazz Club. With Sullivan Fortner, Steve Nelson & Ziv Ravitz

Jan 26-30

Bern, Switzerland

Marian's Jazz Room with Steve Nelson, Ziv Ravitz & Helen Sung

Feb 6

New York, NY

National Sawdust: Timbalooloo Concert for Kids - Including music from Etkin's next Timbalooloo CD! (one set 12pm)

Feb 6

Brooklyn, NY

East Midwood Jewish Center Concert Hall

March 10

New York, NY

Mezzrow - Duo with Sullivan Fortner 9:30pm

March 30

Boston, MA

Harvard Lecture. Possible public performances TBA

April 3-10

Czech Republic

Timbalooloo tour throughout Czech Republic

April 30

Washington, DC

International Jazz Day (details tba)

May 8

Washington, DC

National Gallery of Art 3pm & 4:15pm sets

July 16

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Jazz Fest (Timbalooloo)

Aug 19

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Oran Etkin Band featuring Lionel Loueke

Aug 21

New York, NY

Brooklyn Children's Museum - Timbalooloo concert for families

Oct 15

Washington DC

3pm Atlas Performing Arts Center - Timbalooloo concert for families

Oct 15

Washington DC

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

Nov 5

Marseille, France

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

Nov 6

Marseille, France

Musée Borély - "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman" Duo 11H

More Fall Europe Tour Dates TBA

Nov 14-16

Philadelphia, PA

American Speech Language Hearing Association Presents Timbalooloo Concerts

Nov 19

Brooklyn, NY

BAM - Timbalooloo Concert


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

Latest Press:
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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."