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Selected Upcoming Tour Highlights:
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Sep 1

Gumusluk, Turkey

Gumusluk Classical Music Festival presents a Timbalooloo concert with Oran Etkin's trio (with Sullivan Fortner and Jeremy Bean Clemons) plus Turkish guests Denis Tasar and Ertan Sahin)

Sep 2

Gumusluk, Turkey

Gumusluk Classical Music Festival and Bodrum Jazz Fest co-present a concert of Oran Etkin Trio (with Sullivan Fortner & Jeremy Bean Clemons)

Sep 9

Paris, France

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme presents Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo concert

Oct 13

Brooklyn, NY

National Sawdust Timbalooloo Duo Series Concert with Zimbabwean Mbira Master Musekiwa Chingodza

Oct 16

New York, NY

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3: Oran Etkin/Musekiwa Chingodza duo plus guests Marcos Varela and Mbira NYC... sneak preview of upcoming album recorded in Zimbabwe!

Oct 21

New York, NY

Jewish Museum: Oran presents a new concert presentation inspired by the museum's Chagall & Friends exhibit with artwork displayed behind Etkin's band as they perform. With Ferenc Nemeth, Rob Curto & Dave Hofstra

Nov 10

Newark, NJ

1:30pm NJPAC & WBGO present Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival!

Nov 22

Paris, France

La Seine Musicale - Oran appers as a special guest on a concert with Noa (Achinoam Nini) and other guests - creating a unique concert presentation at this new beautiful Paris venue

Dec 26-31

Washington, DC

Kennedy Center presents a 6-day residency of Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo project live in concert!

Jan 10

New York, NY

Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo at Lycee Francais De New York 505 East 75th St


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

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New York Times

Grand Opening of Timbalooloo SoHo
NY Times Pick: Etkin's City Winery concert celebrating the Grand Opening of his educational program's first flagship brick and mortar location: Timbalooloo SoHo!

Wall Street Journal

Photo & Coverage Of Concert
Wall Street journal covers Etkin's concert at the Jewish Museum

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."