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New Album Coming Aug 30, 2019:
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Selected Upcoming Tour Highlights:
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July 11

Washington, DC

Strathmore Music Center presents Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo band

July 14

New York, NY

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater: Oran Etkin appears as a special guest with Myriam Phiro's homage to Edith Piaf

July 26

New York, NY

NuBlu: Etkin appears with Guinean guitar virtuoso Mamady Kouyate and Mandingo Ambassadors

Aug 4

New York, NY

Harlem Meer Performance Festival Series: Etkin appears with Guinean guitar virtuoso Mamady Kouyate and Mandingo Ambassadors

Aug 8

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jazz B: Oran Etkin presents his music in collaboration with Brazilian musicians

Oct 5

New York, NY

Symphony Space: Oran Etkin kicks off the CD Release tour for "Finding Friends Far From Home: A Journey With Clara Net" with a Timbalooloo concert for families at Symphony Space 11am. Tickets Here

Oct 6

Santa Monica, CA

McCabe's presents Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo concert for families celebrating the release of "Finding Friends Far From Home: A Journey With Clara Net"

Oct 12

Palo Alto, CA

Stanford University presents Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo concert for families celebrating the release of "Finding Friends Far From Home: A Journey With Clara Net" at Dinklespiel Theater as part of Bing Nursery School's concert series 3pm

Oct 17-19

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg Jazz And The City Festival presents Oran Etkin in several contexts including new collaborations as well as a Timbalooloo concert for families celebrating the release of Etkin's new CD.

Nov 15-16

Baltimore, MD

Keystone Korner presents Oran Etkin's "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman" concert for two evenings of shows

Nov 16

Vienna, VA

Jammin' Java, located just outside Washington DC, presents Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo concert for families celebrating the release of "Finding Friends Far From Home: A Journey With Clara Net" 10:30AM

Oct 17

Baltimore, MD

Keystone Korner presents Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo concert for families celebrating the release of "Finding Friends Far From Home: A Journey With Clara Net"

Dec 1

Paris, France

Sunset/Sunside Jazz Club presents Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo concert for families celebrating the release of a French version of Etkin's new Timbalooloo album, to be released by InVivo label/agency!

Dec 8

Paris, France

Sunset/Sunside Jazz Club presents Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo concert for families celebrating the release of a French version of Etkin's new Timbalooloo album, to be released by InVivo label/agency!

 



“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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Jazz Times

Feature Article On Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo
Lee Mergner writes a feature article about Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo project

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."