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12.28 Clarinet Road at Snug Harbor

For the last Clarinet Road show for 2017, I’ll wrap up the year with an A-List band. Don Vappie, Shannon Powell, Paul Longstreth and Peter Harris join me for two shows at 8pm & 10pm.

It’s the usual drill at Snug: Club’s event info here or call the club during business hours. (504) 949-0696


Place: Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, 626 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Date & Time: Sunday, August 4, 2017, 8pm & 10pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher, Don Vappie, Shannon Powell, Paul Longstreth & Peter Harris



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1.11 Jazz Congress 2018, J@LC

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 (4:30pm)
Jazz Congress Panel: What does New Orleans mean today?

WHERE: The Appel RoomTime Warner Building, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St., New York, NY
WHEN: Jan 11, 2018 (4:30-5:30pm)

Jazz at Lincoln Center is hosting a two day event dedicated to bolstering the international jazz community.

Historians have well-considered how the musical cultural life of New Orleans formed the ideal environment for the evolution of jazz. Yet, few musicians have participated in a dialogue about the role the city’s soundscape had in forming a jazz aesthetic. I am honored to be part of a conversation moderated by journalist and NOLA-phile Larry Blumenfeld, alongside Terence Blanchard and Sasha Masakowski, to discuss the importance of New Orleans today.

FULL EVENT INFO AT www.JazzCongress.org

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12.22 & 12.23 Christmas Without Tears, 2017

This show used to be called, “Harry and Judith’s Holiday Sing-a-Long, and has been “Christmas Without Tears” for a few seasons. It’s an irreverent antidote to the most stressful of seasons and consistently features some of the best musicians in New Orleans. Two shows, December 21 and 22 at Le Petit Theatre benefit the intimate French Quarter institution.

(616 St Peter St, NOLA 70116)

Friday/Saturday – December 22 & 23 @ 7:30pm

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12.20 A Final Farewell to Storyville @ The Old U.S. Mint

WEDNESDAY, December 20, 7:30pm (New Orleans):

Throughout this year, several Clarinet Road events commemorated the centenary of the closing of the Storyville red-light district. Though often credited as the place where New Orleans musicians started making their music in a different way, my programs have relied less on that mythology, and more on simply honoring early pioneers of New Orleans music, playing their songs and exploring the city’s soundscape a century ago. The Louisiana Museum Foundation hosts at the Old U.S. Mint, and if you can’t be in New Orleans, we will be streaming the concert. More on that soon!


Place: Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116
Date & Time: WEDNESDAY, 20 Dec, 2017, 7:30pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet) Brian Seeger  (guitar), Roland Guerin (bass) & Shannon Powell (drums)



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12.16 Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher @ Silky Satin Lounge

Saturday, 16 December, 2017 (8:00pm-9:30pm)
Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher “For Beethoven & Booker” @ The Silky Satin Lounge

It’s another “house concert” at the Silky Satin Lounge. Tom and I will celebrate the birth anniversaries of Ludwig von Beethoven and James Booker simultaneously! Don’t miss this one. Guests are welcome to bring wine, food or snacks to these fun, community-centric soirées.

[ 625 Hagan (Bayou St John, a block from Parkway Bakery).]


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12.13 NY Hot Jazz Presents Big Easy on the Hudson @ Symphony Space

New York Hot Jazz: Big Easy on the Hudson
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 – 7pm to 10pm
Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road w/ Sasha Masakowski
Aaron Diehl plays Jelly Roll Morton
Hot Sardines w/ Lucien Barbarin

It’s been a couple seasons since we did a show at Peter Norton Symphony Space.  This year, New York Hot Jazz will celebrate the connection between New York and New Orleans. It’s appropriate because 100 years ago New Orleans musicians made the first recordings marketed as “Jazz.”  For my segment of this New Orleans-NYC collaboration, I will feature the winsome Sasha Masakowski and New Orleans ex-pats, Dylan Hicks on drums and Thaddeus Exposé on bass.

Tickets are available here. Peter Norton Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York, NY 10025

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