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"Radiant, transporting and with a beauty which reveals more of itself with each repeated playing..." -Chris May,

"Free improvisation and modern composition are among the hallmarks of Kissinger In Space, John Ettinger’s fine sophomore release." -Eric Fine, DownBeat Magazine

"...The music is fairly accessible and concise if full of constant surprises. It takes a few listens to fully appreciate this diverse and colorful music for it follows its own intriguing logic.  Recommended." -Scott Yanow,

"Compellingly fast and intriguingly slow, lovely when they tune in Stardust." -Tom Hull, Village Voice

"By turns joyous and autumnal, pensive and funked up, lyrical and beat-driven, on the page and off it, all sometimes within the course of the same tune, Ettinger’s music blends precisely arranged through-composition with unfettered collective improvisation. It’s utterly distinctive stuff..." -Chris May,

"If you are looking for jazz that is new and different, but totally approachable, this is a great find." Phillip McNally, Cadence Magazine






Upcoming shows

  • March 25, 2018
    Drake's Barrel House, San Leandro, CA
  • March 31, 2018
    Old Bus Tavern, San Francisco
  • May 4, 2018
    The Nash, Phoenix, AZ