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Oran Etkin: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman
April 28 @ 7:30 pm$30.00 - $50.00
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.
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