ABOUT ORAN ETKIN
Oran 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. Now with his latest Timbalooloo album and live-show, “Finding Friends Far From Home, A Journey With Clara Net” Etkin shares his love of cultures from around the world with children back home. The alum was recorded on-location in Zimbabwe, Czech Republic, Turkey and China and tells a story of Clara Net (Etkin’s clarinet) meeting new instrument friends and creating new music across cultural boundaries.