All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Oran Etkin

Oran Etkin Oran Etkin

Oran Etkin grew up playing jazz and began studying with George Garzone at age 14. He studied classical clarinet as an undergraduate and received a Masters in Jazz Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Dave Liebman and Dave Krakauer among others. His unique voice on the clarinets and saxophone has contributed to numerous Jazz, African, Klezmer, Brazilian, traditional New Orleans and Classical groups in the US and abroad.

On Oran's upcoming CD on Motema Music, he is joined by Malian Griot musicians such as Balla and Meckane Kouyate and Abdoulaye Diabate as well as grammy award winning artists Lionel Loueke and John Benitez. His duo with Malian guitarist/vocalist Abdoulaye Diabate, in which Oran's bass clarinet is prominently featured, offers a more intimate context to explore the interweaving lines and improvisational nature of this music. Oran also leads a quintet with Jason Marsalis, Fabian Almazan, Garth Stevenson and Curtis Fowlkes.

A strong believer in the importance of music education, Oran is on the faculty of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. He has also developed a new method for teaching music to 2-6 year olds that he has implemented with over 400 young students.

Oran has performed at the Blue Note, Central Park SummerStage, Joe's Pub, the United Nations and numerous other venues in the US, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East

Read more

Tags

Album Review
Bailey's Bundles
Album Review
Read more articles
“...a composer of eminent individuality. [Oran Etkin] is also an extraordinary performing musician, who is a soul and mind in search of ultimate truth in aesthetics. He is a profoundly moral, socially responsible man.” — Dr. Yusef Lateef

Photos

Albums

Album What's New?  Reimagining Benny Goodman by Oran Etkin

What's New? ...

Motéma Music
2015

buy
Album Gathering Light by Oran Etkin

Gathering Light

Motéma Music
2014

buy
Album Wake Up Clarinet!  by Oran Etkin

Wake Up Clarinet!

Motéma Music
2010

buy
Album Kelenia by Oran Etkin

Kelenia

Motéma Music
2009

buy

Watch

Similar

Miles Davis Miles Davis
trumpet
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday
voice / vocals
Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins
saxophone
Joe Lovano Joe Lovano
saxophone, tenor
Yusef Lateef Yusef Lateef
woodwinds
Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet
saxophone, soprano
Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins
saxophone, tenor
Dave Liebman Dave Liebman
saxophone, soprano
Archie Shepp Archie Shepp
saxophone
Steve Lacy Steve Lacy
saxophone, soprano
Betty Carter Betty Carter
voice / vocals
Johnny Dodds Johnny Dodds
clarinet
Lionel Loueke Lionel Loueke
guitar, acoustic
George Garzone George Garzone
saxophone, tenor

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.