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10.01 Django à la Créole Fall 2015

Django à la Créole Fall 2015

Monday, 10 March 2015

“The most elegant band in the business” will feature Don Vappie in the solo guitar chair with some Creole jazz rarities and some show-stopping banjo features.


Oct. 1: Borough Hall, Abergavenny
Oct. 2: Wiltshire Music Hall, Bradford-upon-Avon
Oct. 3: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
Oct. 4: Shrewsbury Coffee House, Shrewsbury
Oct. 6: The Sage, Gateshead
Oct. 7: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Oct. 8: Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield
Oct. 9: Marsden Jazz Festival-Mechanics Hall, Marsden
Oct. 10-11: Sunset-Sunside, Paris
Oct. 13: Crooked Billet, Stoke Row
Oct. 14: Concorde Club, Eastleigh
Oct 16: Frant Church, Tunbridge Wells
Oct. 17: The Theatre, Chipping Norton
Oct. 18: Pizza Express, London


Place: UK
Date & Time: October 1-18, 2015 8pm


10.18 Django à la Créole Road to London Town

Django à la Créole @ Pizza Express

Sunday, 18 October 2015

“The most elegant band in the business” finishes where it all began, in London. “Papa” Don Vappie returns in the solo guitar chair to revive Creole rarities and restore the banjo to a well-deserved place of prominence with his virtuosity.

Show is 8pm.

Place: Pizza Express ( Soho).  London, UK
Date & Time: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2015 8pm (Doors, 7pm)


09.19 2015 Steamboat Stomp

new logoMy buddy, Duke Heitger, who leads the daytime excursions on the Steamboat Natchez, has organized the 3rd annual “Steamboat Stomp” on the weekend of September 18-20. On Saturday, Sept 19 , at 7pm, you’ll be able to find me on the top deck of the Steamer Natchez for some New Orleans music.

This will be part of the Saturday evening session from 5:30pm-10:30pm

Place: Steamer Natchez, Toulouse St. Wharf.
Date & Time: September 19, 2015, 7pm-8pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher, TBA

09.22 2015 Mezzrow’s NYC George & Jelly Roll

My old friend, Ehud Asherie return for another duo show. I love the room. Completely acoustic, nice piano. We will be a couple days later for the birth anniversary of Jelly Roll Morton’s and a little early for George Gershwin. So, we’ll pay tribute to both of them and even have some fun mixing up their contributions.

Check out the event on Mezzrow’s website, or see event details, here. Reserved seating for these shows is extremely limited (just over 30 seats).



Place: Mezzrow’s Jazz Club, 163 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014
Date & Time: 9:30 & 11, Tuessday, Sept 22, 2015
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet) Ehud Aherie (piano)



08.24 C5 Leads “Ten Years After: The State of New Orleans Music & Culture”

Tuesday, August 24, 2015

Ten Years After: The State of New Orleans Music & Culture 6:30pm, Basin St. Station

C5, TheCrescent City Cultural Continuity Conservancy, is a recently formed Louisiana not-for-profit corporation. It has been established to galvanize support for the well-being of our indigenous traditions and culture-bearers and create a more symbiotic relationship between cultural activity and positive urban growth.

A decade after federal levees failed, decimating New Orleans, it is still in question whether the city’s culture bearers are thriving. In the face of zoning issues, noise ordinance disputes, ongoing harassment of musicians and Mardi Gras Indians, excessive event permitting fees, and an expanding economy that serves visitors more than residents, what is the true state of New Orleans music and culture?

To discuss this question, C5 is hosting a panel discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities in post-Katrina New Orleans for culture bearers of the city including musicians, Social Aid & Pleasure clubs, and Mardi Gras Indians.

Please find more information and links to share the event here.

Place: Basin St. Station • New Orleans, LA
Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 24 6:30-8:30 pm

08.15 2015 Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines

Saturday, August 15, 12:30pm-2pm

The 22nd annual “Jazz in the Pines” festival is again re-uniting me with fellow Idyllwild Arts alumnus, Jason Jackson. We both recognize how special it is to be able to return to our Alma Mater more than 25 years later as professional musicians with growing reputations. My group will feature two other alumni who also studied with Marshall Hawkins: Bassist Daniel Sazer Krebbers and Andy Fraga Jr. on drums. Guitarist Bob Boss will be on hand to fill out the rhythm section. After the afternoon’s shows, the Seahawk Modern Jazz Orchestra will give a concert in the IAF Theater at 7pm.


More info at http://www.idyllwildjazz.com/


Place: Idyllwild Arts Foundation Campus • Idyllwild, CA
Date & Time: August 2015
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet)
Jason Jackson (trombone)
Bob Boss (Guitar), Daniel Sazer Krebbers (bass), Joshua White (piano), Andy Fraga Jr. (drums)






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