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2.09 Clarinet Road Produces a New CD w/ Ehud Asherie

Evan Christopher Gem Cover

February 9, 2016: Gems by the Piano Giants, Evan Christopher – Ehud Asherie Duo

Every time Ehud and I work together, people ask if we have a CD for them. Well, we finally just went ahead and made one ourselves and I am proud to announce that we are very pleased with the results.

For our theme, we decided to showcase compositions by some of our piano-playing heroes. A few had lyrics that we felt were important to share, and brought Hilary Gardner on board as a guest.

We have also decided that this will not be distributed digitally! The CD will be released on Mardi Gras Day at Mezzrow Jazz Club in New York City. Show details are here. After this, it will only be available at our performances and retail outlets we choose such as the Louisiana Music Factory.

Evan Christopher & Ehud Asherie Duo
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (8pm & 9:30pm)

Venue : Mezzrow’s Jazz Club, 163 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

2.09 2016 Mezzrow’s NYC

After my residency at Jazz at Lincoln Center, I will stay in NYC for another duo show with virtuoso, Ehud Asherie on piano. In this relatively new jazz room in the West Village, we will quietly be announcing a new CD, hopefully the first of many. For this first one, we are elebrating compositions by some of our favorite piano masters. Two sets at 7:30pm & 9pm. Reserved seating for these shows is extremely limited.


Place: Mezzrow’s Jazz Club, 163 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014
Date & Time: February 9, 2016, 7:30pm & 9pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet) Ehud Asherie (piano)



2.15-2.19 Return to Minnesota

The last time I was in Minnesota in winter, I drove across a lake and walked on the Mississippi River. There are only two public shows, but both should be fun. Tuesday Feb 16 in Owatonna and Winona on Wednesday the 17th. We’ll also visit some schools to teach some music students how to keep warm by playing hot!

Show Information for Owatonna

Show Information for Winona


Place: Owatonna Arts Center 435 Garden View Ln, Owatonna, MN 55060
Date & Time: Tuesday, Feb 16 2016, 7pm
Place: Café Congo (First Congregational Church of Winona), 161 West Broadway Street
Winona, MN 55987

Date & Time: Wednesday,Feb 17 2016, 7pm



02.17 Clarinet Road in MN, Don’t Forget Winona

First Congregational Church of Winona – Evan Christopher w/Larry Price, Karyn Quinn & Rich MacDonald
Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 7pm (Doors 6:30pm)

My friend, Rich MacDonald from Winona State heard I was passing through the Twin Cities area and invited me to make a concert in Winona, MN.

Looks like a great little rhythm section with Rich on drums, bassist Karyn Quinn and Larry Price on piano. They call the venue “Café Congo” in the Fireside Room of the First Congregational Church of Winona. Proceeds of event go to Café Congo,  which hosts free musical performances of local college/high school students of jazz and other music genres throughout the school year.

Advance price is $10. $15 at the door. The First Congregational Church is located at 161 West Broadway Street in Winona, Minnesota. (Entrance on Johnson St.) Doors open at 6:30. TICKET INFO


04.09 Clarinet Road @ Snug Harbor

Snug.ThumbSince 2008, I’ve always done Sunday night of the French Quarter Festival weekend. This year, Clarinet Road takes the Saturday. Follow Clarinet Road for more details as we get closer to French Quarter Fest, the best showcase of local music of the year.

It’s the usual drill at Snug: Two shows, 8pm & 10pm, reservations online here or by calling the club during business hours. (504) 949-0696


Place: Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, 626 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Date & Time: Saturday, April 9, 2015, 8pm & 10pm



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