Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra

August 28th, 2021 7pm   Stage 2


As of June 16, 2021, New York State has lifted all COVID-19 related restrictions that apply to a venue of Rockwood’s size. In accordance with these revised guidelines, vaccination records will no longer be checked and entry will be permitted for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Social distancing and masks will not be required, although masks will remain recommended for non-vaccinated individuals.

Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra


Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra have been playing an edgy brand of jazz/folk/alternative nosh with a chewy singer-songwriter center since 2005. With melancholy wit and a cockeyed worldview, Lipton and his bandmates — Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (bass), and Vito Dieterle (sax) — deliver original songs steeped in mixed-message sincerity and soul. 

Dubbed the city’s “Best Lounge Act” by New York Magazine, the band’s theatrical song-cycles “No Place to Go” (Obie Award) and “The Outer Space” (Lortel nom.) were produced by the Public Theater in Joe’s Pub and directed by Leigh Silverman. The band has toured music and theater venues in the U.S. and Europe, including Celebrate Brooklyn, SF Jazz, All Tomorrow’s Parties, the Gate in London, the Troubadour, Mass MoCA, Barbes, and Theatre de La Ville, and been featured on NPR and in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Lipton was a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, and his produced plays include “Tumacho,” “Luther,” and “Red-Handed Otter.”

This will be the band’s first live show since hector was a pup.