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Oran Etkin, Newish Jewish festival, NYC, CA 22 Mar 2014

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Oran Etkin—Reimagining Benny Goodman

Saturday March 22, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway at 60th St, 5th fl

Israeli-American Etkin debuts a newly-conceived show inspired by the generation of Jewish immigrants or Jewish children of immigrants that shaped jazz in the prewar era; specifically Benny Goodman’s groundbreaking trio and quartet with Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, and Lionel Hampton. The Objective is not to recreate the music of Benny Goodman but rather “to get the essence of who he was and the spirit that he brought to the music and expressing that in a current and spontaneous musical way,” says Etkin.

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