I rarely describe my music as “Jazz.” Sure, I guess that's what I'm known for, but I prefer …
FRI.14.MAY Celebrating Sidney Bechet
6:30pm-8:30pm CDT *LIVE* FROM New Orleans
Blues for Bechet With Matt Lemmler's Jazz Revival
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Evan has been a generous and effective mentor to me for several years. He’s a professional in every sense with communication skills that show he's listening. His passion for New Orleans jazz and its greats is infectious and make me want to practice more!
Ryan Calloway - Renaissance Man, San Francisco, CA
Evan intuitively recognizes very individual struggles. In my case, having relied heavily on transcriptions of the greats, he showed me ways to unlock my creative potential, building upon what I already had under my fingers!"
Susanne Ortner - Musician, Germany
As a jazz saxophonist born in New Orleans, when it was time to deal with the legacy of Sidney Bechet, I knew I wanted to work with Evan. His open view of the tradition gives him a deep understanding of the style's creators because he hears them in a contemporary way."
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