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Selected Upcoming Tour Highlights:
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Oct 1

Nimes, France

4pm Timbalooloo Performance at Nîmes Métropole

Oct 7

Brooklyn, NY

1pm National Sawdust - Fresh back from a concert in France, Etkin will kick off the 2017-18 season of monthly Timbalooloo Duo Concerts at National Sawdust with a child-friendly exploration of French Gypsie Jazz and the French connection with New Orleans - featuring French washboard wizard Stephane Seva!

Oct 14

New York, NY

11am Maddison Square Park - Timbalooloo Concert performs at Kids Fest 2017

Oct 20

Nairobi, Kenya

6pm Colors and Reflections Festival - Oran performs with his Gathering Light project at the Raddison Blu Hotel

Oct 21

Nairobi, Kenya

2pm Colors and Reflections Festival - Oran performs with his Gathering Light project at the Ngong Race Course

Oct 24

New York, NY

Jazz At Lincoln Center - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola brings back Oran Etkin for two nights - this night features his "Reimagining Benny Goodman" project with Matt Wilson, Steve Nelson and Helen Sung

Oct 25

New York, NY

Jazz At Lincoln Center - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola brings back Oran for two nights - this night features his "Gathering Light" project with Ben Allison, Gilad Hekselman and Nasheet Waits

Oct 29

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Enjoy Jazz Festival - 4pm Timbalooloo concert

Nov 4

Brooklyn, NY

11am National Sawdust Timbalooloo Duo Concert Series featuring Bobby Sanabria. Portion of Proceeds to Puerto Rico Relief

Dec 2

Brooklyn, NY

11am National Sawdust Timbalooloo Duo Concert Series featuring French violinist Adrien Chevalier, exploring French gypsie jazz as Clara Net meets the violin!

Dec 25

New York, NY

Jewish Museum - After years of collaborations with African musicians, and fresh from a fall tour that includes Kenya and Zmbabwe, Etkin will bring back songs, stories and instruments to share with the Timbalooloo fans back home!


Jan 13

New York, NY

11am City Winery - TIMBALOOLOO SOHO SPACE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION CONCERT! Come celebrate with us - we are so happy to announce the grand opening of the first physical home for Timbalooloo - our first flagship location in SoHo! 10am doors open & brunch starts; 11am-12pm concert; 12:30pm Parade to Timbalooloo Soho for ribbon cutting!). Tickets just $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for APAP or Winter Jazz Fest badge holders.

Jan 20

New York, NY

11am National Sawdust Timbalooloo Duo Series - each month Oran is joined by a new musician and Clara Net meets a new instrument friend, exploring a new musical tradition and seeing how we can make music across cultural boundaries

Feb 14

Marseille, France

After sold out concerts in 2016, Oran returns to Theatre National De La Criee.


“Ebullient Swing Rhythm” - New York Times
“A Composer of Eminent Individuality” - Yusef Lateef
#1 Rising Star Clarinetist - DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll

Latest Press:
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TRT Television

Turkish Television Interview
Turkish television network TRT produced this nice piece about Etkin's Timbalooloo concert at Istanbul Jazz Festival!

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."


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."