Oran Etkin: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman

Oran Etkin: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman

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Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm
Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
Tickets starting at $30

Part of the Starrlight Jazz Series

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with more jazz!

Don’t miss a special screening of the documentary film “Keep On Keepin’ On (Apr. 14), the Justin Kauflin Trio (Apr. 15) or The Northwest Arkansas Jazz All-Stars … A Youth Ensemble (April 30)!

Known for superb mastery and unique sound on the sax, clarinet and bass-clarinet, Oran Etkin and his all-star ensemble pay modern homage to the legendary “king of swing” and his 1930s quartet. Presenting a program that’s both respectful to its subject and adventurous in nature, Etkin covers classics from Goodman’s repertoire with an exuberant swinging rhythm, delivers originals remade in his image, creates Goodman-sourced derivatives with eminent individuality and plays alongside a quartet of clarinet, vibraphone, piano and drums—the same instrumentation Goodman used. Though 80 years have passed since Goodman’s swing era-launch concert, Etkin is here to prove that his legacy lives on.

Artist website: oranetkin.com
Facebook: OranEtkin
Twitter: @OranEtkin