Dubbed 'Best Lounge Act of 2009' by New York Magazine, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra play an edgy brand of jazz/folk/alternative nosh with a chewy singer-songwriter center. With melancholy wit and a cockeyed worldview, sepia-toned frontman Lipton and band mates Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax) deliver songs steeped in mixed-message sincerity and soul. The band has appeared at Celebrate Brooklyn, MASS MOCA, Bryant Park, the Camden Opera House, Tangier (LA), Vermont Arts Exchange, and has been featured on NPR and radio stations around the country.
"Hilarious, twisted, sophisticated, schleppy and sad all at once...songs that take the mundane of life and twist it."– NPR's Weekend Edition
"Sweet melodies, songs that are both intricate and immediate, hilarious moments, heartbreaking moments, a great band, and a charismatic performer up front to deliver it all." – Popmatters
"Ethan Lipton is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers's Inspector Clouseau is to policing, presenting his singular, funny-miserable take on life via jazzy, brass-festooned songs. It's good stuff."– Time Out NY