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6.06 Clarinet Road @ Ellis Marsalis Center

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6:30pm-7:30pm @ Ellis Marsalis Center for Music

I am honored to be a part of the Ellis Marsalis Center’s traditional jazz series. This ClarinetRoad performance will showcase music that endeavors to illustrate that the New Orleans clarinet tradition is a living tradition that can tell contemporary stories about the city’s glorious past.

Place: Ellis Marsalis Center for Music
Date & Time: Tuesday, June, 2017, 6:30-7:30
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinets)
Brian Seeger (guitars)
Roland Guerin (bass)
Shannon Powell (drums)
David Torkanowsky (piano)
Special Guest  (trumpet)



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5.27 Clarinet Road Meets the Millbrook High School Jazz Band

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 7pm-8:30pm @ Millbrook High School

Co-presented by Catskill Jazz Factory and Millbrook Arts Group, I will have the honor of presenting my quartet and guesting with the Millbrook High School Jazz Ensemble. As part of Catskill Jazz Factory’s educational mission, I visited and coached the group on some pretty tough material. Wish us luck!

Place: Millbrook High School, 70 Church Street Millbrook, NY, 12545
Date & Time: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinets)
Eli Yamin (piano)
Nicki Parrott (bass)
Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet)



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6.07-6.10 Clarinet Road at Spoleto USA


Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival. Each spring, Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces host performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music.

My trio with Brian Seeger and Roland Guerin will tell stories about the Crescent City’s most important traditions through the voices of our instruments. Imagine a very humid version of Jimmy Giuffre’s experiments?



Wednesday, June 7, 7pm
Thursday, June 8, 7pm
Friday, June 9, 5pm
Friday, June 9, 7pm
Saturday, June 10, 5pm
Saturday, June 10, 7pm


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8.04 Clarinet Road @ The Newport Jazz Festival

Friday, Aug 4, 2017, 3pm-4:30pm @ The Newport Jazz Festival

I am honored to be a part of the Newport Family this year. This ClarinetRoad performance will boast New Orleans A-Listers and some East Coast ringers for some added brass. We’ll show them that the New Orleans clarinet tradition is alive and well!

Place: Newport Jazz Festival
Date & Time: Friday, Aug, 42017
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinets)
David Torkanowsky (piano)
Roland Guerin (bass)
Shannon Powell (drums)
Jon-Erik Kellso & Leon Brown (trumpets)
John Allred & Jason Jackson (trombones)
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5.15 Jazz at Lincoln Center Listening Party celebrating Sidney Bechet

Monday, May 15, 2017 (7:00pm)
Jazz Academy Listening Party: Sidney Bechet: Creole Blues

WHO: Hosted with the Sidney Bechet Society & featuring Clarinetist Evan Christopher
WHERE: The Irene Diamond Education Center (IDEC) Time Warner Building, 5th Floor, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St., New York, New York.
WHEN: MAY 15, 2017 at 7pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center hosts a free Listening Party on Monday, May 15 at 7PM in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Recording Studio (Time Warner Bldg, 5th Floor, Broadway at 60th St., New York, NY). The program CREOLE BLUES: IDENTITY IN TRANSITION will be presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Education Department, New Orleans-based clarinetist Evan Christopher and the Sidney Bechet Society.

Co-presented with the Sidney Bechet Society, New Orleans-based clarinetist Evan Christopher celebrates the 120th birthday of the legendary musician. Examining the evolution of Bechet’s Creole identity throughout his career, Christopher discusses and demonstrates Bechet’s experiments with Haitian music and Afro-Caribbean melodies. The high-energy ensemble assembled for the event will include trombonist and musicologist Chris Washburne (Columbia University), Brazilian piano virtuoso André Mehmari, double-bass virtuoso Edward Perez and Latin scene stalwart, Robby Ameen on drums.

This event is an exciting part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s free Listening Party series, which can be found online at  http://academy.jazz.org/listening-parties/
The Irene Diamond Education Center (IDEC) is located on the 5th Floor of the Time Warner Center, 60th Street and Broadway.


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