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12.31 New Year’s Celebration at Bizou Wines

This New Year’s Eve, Clarinet Road Welcomes 2019!

You’re invited to a special event with live music, great food and fine wine at Bizou Wine Distributors (2500 St. Louis St., NOLA 70119 in Mid-City on the Lafitte Greenway) When we did this two year’s ago, we had a blast. It rained heavily, but everyone was safe inside. The wine and music flowed, it was intimate, fun and we left hopeful for a new year.

A donation of $119 is all-inclusive with music by Clarinet Road, bubbly and appetizers upon arrival, buffet dinner with Old World wines, desert, and a toast at midnight. All taxes and gratuities are also included. (No alcohol will be sold on the premises.)

Doors are 8:30pm. At 9pm,  our buffet dinner with white-linen table-seating, which has been created exclusively for us by James Clesi with the support of Clesi’s restaurant, will be paired with artisan wine selections chosen by Bizou’s James Moises. James has also picked out bubbles for our midnight toast. Parking is well-lit, easy and a security detail will be on hand.

Already have dinner plans? A donation of $69 reserves your place anytime after 10pm for music, desert and toast at midnight.

Again, for your convenience, abundant parking in front of Bizou with a security will be provided for the duration of our celebration.

Please use this NEW YEAR’S CONTACT  or leave a voice message at 504.383.3227 to request instructions for reserving a place.


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12.09 World Premiere of The Faubourg Variations @ The Old U.S. Mint


SUNDAY, 9 December, 2pm (New Orleans)

This recital is the world premiere of a new work entitled The Faubourg Variations. Featured artists for this Clarinet Road event are Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet) and New Orleans living legends Brian Seeger, David Torkanowsky, Roland Guerin and Herlin Riley.

The Faubourg Variations by Evan Christopher featuring his “Clarinet Road” ensemble has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2018 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.



Place: Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116
Date & Time: SUNDAY, 9 Dec, 2018 @2pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet) Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet) David Torkanowsky (piano) Brian Seeger  (guitar), Roland Guerin (bass) Herlin Riley (drums)



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12.07 Improvisations Gala @ The Old U.S. Mint


SATURDAY, Dec 8, 8pm (New Orleans)

It’s a big weekend for the New Orleans Jazz Museum. A site for the Arts Council Luna Fete, Saturday’s Improvisations Gala, and the premiere of my new composition on Sunday.

Don Vappie and Paul Longstreth join me along with many other New Orleans favorites to raise money for the museum’s expansion including educational initiatives like my Public Domain Project and the continuation of free concerts with the support of the National Historical Jazz Park.

Place: Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116
Date & Time: SATURDAY, 8 Dec, 2018, 8pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet) Paul Longstreth  (piano),Don Vappie (bass)



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11.27-28 Clarinet Road @ Vieux Carré

Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov 27 & 28, 2018 (8:00pm)
Celebrating New Orleans300

I’m looking forward to my annual trip to the Twin Cities. This year, I’ll start with two shows in a listening room that’s new to me, Vieux Carré in St. Paul.

I’ll have a killer rhythm section led by pianist Richard Johnson. Bassist Jeremy Boettcher gets better every year and drummer Neil Hemphill is someone I’ve been hearing about, so I’m excited to finally work with him.

These are my last New Orleans Tricentennial themed touring dates for the year.

Place: Vieux-Carré
408 St Peter St St Paul, MN 55102
Date & Time: TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, 27-28 Nov, 2018, 8pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet)
Richard Johnson (piano)
Jeremy Boettcher (bass)
Shannon Powell (drums)


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11.18 Special Guest w/ Eli Yamin @ National Jazz Museum in Harlem

SUNDAY, December 18, 2pm-5pm : Intergenerational Jam Session @ The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Pianist Eli Yamin has several reasons to celebrate with a jam session! Not only is he releasing his book, an exciting new education resource, “So You Want to Sing the Blues” but it’s his 50th birthday.


I will be among several guests performing with his trio including the great Catherine Russell. After our program, this all-ages afternoon invites any and all musicians who want to participate.


Place: National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Ground Floor, 58 W 129th St
New York, NY 10034
Date & Time: SUNDAY, 18 December, 2018, 2pm-5pm
Line-Up: Eli Yamin (piano), Trio and guests



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