Clarinetist Oran Etkin, alongside his quartet, uses jazz and interactive music to take students on a journey around the world! They’ll explore different instruments and cultures, and in the process they’ll discover how vibrant global cultures form the backbone of American music and society.
Cartoon of Oran Etkin dancing with a living clarinet and tubaOran Etkin has been described as “Ebullient” by the New York Times. His music can be heard on major concert stages throughout the world and a Grammy Award Winning album, but he is also equally at home sitting cross-legged on the floor, surrounded by a gaggle of children as he shows them how to make instruments come alive and speak the language of music. Etkin’s project for children, Timbalooloo, is one of the few young-audiences productions to be embraced by major theaters and jazz festivals all around the world — from Kennedy Center to Istanbul Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz to Shanghai Theater.