Friday, September 24, 2010

Clarinetist Oran Etkin takes his show on the road with new CD release

He’s an internationally acclaimed musical hyphenate. He’s been described in the media as a "great clarinet player," a "woodwind maestro" and an "excellent improviser," and now jazz/world artist/composer and educator Oran Etkin has taken his show on the road with the launch of his new CD, “Wake-Up Clarinet!”

Etkins shares his superb musicality with an enchanting and engaging delivery both in person and on Wake Up Clarinet!

His newly released nine-track CD features Etkin's working jazz group that includes vocalist Charenee Wade and drummer Jason Marsalis as well as an entertaining video from a Timbalooloo concert with Clara Net and Big Mama Tuba, which you can see below.

Etkin’s method of music education - “Timbalooloo” has also drawn rave reviews from parents and children in the New York area for its innovative approach in sharing multiple musical genres and getting children to use their imaginations.

Etkin’s tour stops in Washington, D.C. tonight and then swings into New York City and Saratoga Springs, with more stops to follow. For additional tour dates, city, venue and ticketing information visit Etkin’s gig page.

You can also sound sample and purchase all tracks for Wake Up Clarinet direct from Etkin’s website or at, and keep up with him through his Facebook page.

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