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11.15 Clarinet Road @ S.F. Jazz w/ Nahum Zydybl & Marshall Hawkins

San Francisco Jazz Center, Sunday, November 15, 5pm & 7:30pm

I debuted some new music for clarinet trio last fall for WWOZ’s “New Orleans Calling” show recorded live at Basin Street Station. Now, I’m taking the program on the road with my mentor,  bassist Marshall Hawkins and guitar prodigy, Nahum Zydybl.

It will be an honor to feature some of my original New Orleans music in the intimate Joe Henderson Lab at SF Jazz. On the following Thursday, we will be at the Kuumbwa Art Center in Santa Cruz.


Place: SFJazz (Joe Henderson Lab) 201 Franklin Street (at Fell)
San Francisco, CA. 94102
Date & Time: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 5pm & 7:30pm)
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinets), Nahum Zydybl (guitars), Marshall Hawkins (bass)



11.19 Clarinet Road @ Kuumbwa Art Center w/ Nahum Zydybl & Marshall Hawkins

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Thursday, November 19, 7pm

Clarinet Road is proud to showcase the majesty of the New Orleans clarinet in one of the most highly respected jazz-presenting institutions in the country. Featured musicians include guitar phenom, Nahum Zydybl and living jazz legend, bassist Marshall Hawkins.

Tickets are $25.



Place: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Date & Time: Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinets), Nahum Zydybl (guitars), Marshall Hawkins (bass)



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.


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



11.08 Clarinet Road @ Snug Harbor

Sunday, November 8, Clarinet Road presents some new music with the King of Tremé, Shannon Powell and organ virtuoso, Joe Ashlar.

It’s the usual drill at Snug: Two shows, 8pm & 10pm, 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, November 8, 2015, 8pm & 10pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher, Shannon Powell, Joe Ashlar



11.02 Sidney Bechet Society, EarRegulars CD Celebration

Sidney Bechet Society – Evan Christopher & Jon-Erik Kellso
Monday, 2 November 2015

I’m returning to Peter Norton Symphony Space for what has become an annual event to honor reed-master, Sidney Bechet. This year, I celebrate a New Orleans-NYC collaboration with Jon-Erik Kellso. This bi-coastal configuration of his “EarRegulars” was recorded for Jazzology Records last spring.

Individual tickets at $35, are available from Symphony Space and also by phone at (212) 864-5400. Children & students with I.D. enter for $10. Peter Norton Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York, NY 10025

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