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Selected Upcoming Tour Highlights:
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Feb 14

Marseille, France

8pm After sold out concerts in 2016, Oran returns to Theatre National De La Criee.

Feb 15

Paris, France

9pm La Petite Halle (La Villette) - Oran Etkin Trio perform music from his Motema release Gathering Light as well as new unrecorded music - with Gautier Garigue & Florent Nisse.

Feb 17

New York, NY

11am National Sawdust Special edition of Etkin's Monthly Timbalooloo Duo Concert Series... While Oran is on tour in Africa, Timbalooloo's West African drumming teaching artist Kolipe Camara will lead an interactive concert for kids with Andy Algire on balafon!

Feb 23-March 5

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Tour! Including concerts with Oran Etkin trio plus special collaborations with the Chigamba Mbira masters

March 10

New York, NY

11am National Sawdust Monthly Timbalooloo Duo Concert 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

March 21

Boston, MA

Harvard University - Oran Etkin and Sullivan Fortner will give a presentation about Etkin's compositions

April 7

New York, NY

11am National Sawdust Monthly Timbalooloo Duo Concert 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

April 14

New York, NY

11am Greene Space (WQXR/WNYC Studios)WQXR Presents Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo in a special exploration of the connections between classical, jazz and Roma music - 44 Charlton St at Varick in SoHo

April 15-30

Europe

Europe tour including concerts throughout Czech Republic, Germany TBA. The centerpiece of the tour is a set of shows through Mladi Ladi Jazz Festival including a collaborative project with traditional Czech Roma Musicians as well as Timbalooloo workshops throughout the country

May 03

Boston, MA

Scullers Jazz Club 8pm & 10pm sets - Oran Etkin's Gathering Light with Ben Allison, Nir Felder & Alvester Garnett

May 06

Atlanta, GA

5pm The Breman Museum - Oran Etkin Quartet performs music from his Motema release Gathering Light

May 17-18

Philadelphia, PA

Montgomery Theatre at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Oran performs with his Timbalooloo project - two shows per day each morning

May 18

Queens, NY

Flushing Town Hall with Mandingo Ambassadors

May 26

New York, NY

11am National Sawdust Monthly Timbalooloo Duo Concert 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

June 3

Morrisevile, PA

Kol Emet - 3pm Timbalooloo Concert

June 16

New York, NY

11am National Sawdust Monthly Timbalooloo Duo Concert 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

 



“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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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."

WNPR

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."