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11.29 2015 Conservatory of Lyon Residency

Saturday, 28 November- 2 December, 2015

Residency at the Conservatory of Lyon

My friend Yohan Giaume is a French composer, musicologist and trumpet-man whom I met in 2011. His curiosity for New Orleans music has evolved into a passion. Now, he has helped create an entity called the “Life Celebration Project” focusing on the healing powers of music and its ability to elevate the human spirit.

Our residency at the Conservatory of Lyon will consist of masterclasses and concerts that examine the relationship of musicians to there communities and the connections among music traditions including New Orleans, Cuba and beyond. The Tuesday concert features some new arrangements by Yohan and a special string ensemble assembled to accompany my band and me.

Masterclasses: Saturday-Monday, 28-30 Nov. 10am-noon & 2pm-5pm
(SAMEDI 28, DIMANCHE 29 & LUNDI 30 NOVEMBRE 10H/12H & 14H/17H)

Concert: Tuesday, 1 Dec, 8:30pm, Espace Jean Poperen

Place: Espace Myriapode, EML – 6 rue Mandelot, 69005 LYON
Date & Time: Saturday, Nov 28 – Monday, Nov 30
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet)
Yohan Guillaume (trumpet)
Guillaume Nouaux (drums)
Sebastien Girardot (bass)

12.01 2015 Conservatory of Lyon Concert

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

From Louisiana to Cuba 8:30pm

French composer, musicologist and trumpet-man Yohan Giaume examines the relationship between Cuba and New Orleans with some original arrangements. This special concert features new arrangements by Yohan with special attention to the music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

Also participating are singers under the direction of  Pierre Ribémont and a special string ensemble assembled to accompany my band and me, under the direction of Didier Reymond. Jean Lenert, Candela Negra – Musiques de Cuba – artistic director. With support from the City of Meyzieu and from the “Région Rhône-Alpes.”

Concert: Tuesday, 1 Dec, 8:30pm, Espace Jean Poperen
Admission is 16/13 €

More info http://www.meyzieu.fr/article2954.html

Place: Espace Jean PoperenMeyzieu 69330
Date & Time: Tuesday, 1 December,  8:30pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet)
Yohan Giaume (trumpet)
Sebastien Girardot (bass) & Guillaume Nouaux (drums)


12.12 Christmas in New Orleans

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 (4pm-5pm)

This Clarinet Road holiday concert will feature four of the best clarinetists in New Orleans. I will be joined by Tim Laughlin, Gregory Agid and Rex Gregory. This event is free and part of the annual “Christmas, New Orleans Style” series produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Our venue will be the historic St. Augustine Church in the 6th Ward, also known as the Faubourg Tremé.  Joe Ashlar accompanies on (piano).
[1210 Governor Nicholls St, New Orleans, LA 70116]


1.06 Swing University @ Jazz at Lincoln Center

I was honored that jazz historian, Phil Schaap asked me to join the Swing University faculty to teach a course on Sidney Bechet. For me, Bechet represents a true New Orleans vanguard who was the most compelling and virtuosic improviser in early jazz. Lately, I have been trying to append educational outreach to performance activities as often as possible with an emphasis on New Orleans music, culture, and the Creole clarinet tradition. This opportunity should prove very challenging, but fun.

This new course will be taught in intensive fashion in four sessions:
Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan 6 & 7
Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan 13 & 14

Place: Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Cir, NY-NY
Date & Time: January 6-7, 13-14 2015, 6:30-8:30



11.20 Clarinet Road, Sacramento Show Added

Antiquité Maison Privée – Evan Christopher w/ Molly Reeves & Nahum Zydybl
Friday, 20 November 2015, 7pm (Doors 6pm)

Antiquité Maison Privée hosts New Orleans-based clarinetist Evan Christopher and his “Clarinet Road.” An acoustic concert experience celebrates traditional New Orleans music in this elegant Midtown Sacramento space. For devotees and aficionados of early jazz, this all-ages program will be a special evening.

Evan Christopher’s featured performers for this concert include guitar phenom, Nahum Zydybl, the spirited and winsome vocalist, Molly Reeves and bassist Paul Klempau.

Molly Reeves is also New Orleans-based and is quickly being recognized as a rising star in swing and traditional jazz circles. Nahum Zdybel is a Los Angeles-based guitarist and a playful, yet restless, improviser with deep roots in early jazz. Stalwart bassist Paul Klempau is a versatile Sacramento-based artist.

Individual tickets at $20 are available AT THE DOOR for the bistro-style seating. Antiquité Maison Privée is located at 2114 P St, Sacramento, CA 95816. Doors are 6pm, concert begins at 7pm. Wine and some food will be available before the show and during the intermission.


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