SAT.10.AUG Ragtime Extravaganza @ The Ark, Ann Arbor 

 June 10, 2019

By  Evan

About This Event:

​Tom McDermott and Evan Christopher guest with the Raisin River Ragtime Revue directed by William Pemberton. The program will ​celebrate traditional New Orleans music with special attention to Jelly Roll Morton. ​In tribute to Dr. James Dapogny, one highlight will be the world premiere of a re-orchestration of his transcription of Morton's Ganjam.


​Saturday, ​August 10, 2019

​8pm-​10:00pm (doors 7:30)


​The Ark

​316 S Main St.
Ann Arbor, ​MI 48104


Raisin River Ragtime Orchestra
Evan Christopher (guest)

​Tom McDermott (guest)



$​35 ​/ $​50 ​Reserved

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Yes!! This Tuesday evening, my one-year ban from Mona's Bar N.Y.C. ends and I will perform in Dennis Lichtman’s absence! No, it was never proven that the clarinet-coup last November was “planned” by me (it was *not*!), but witness accounts and cellphone video evidence showed that I instigated and incited a takeover by no less than seven additional clarinetists (six pictured here). Related charges included weaponization of the altissimo register, gratuitous use of Eb7, nearly a full octave above where the clarinet can or should be played safely (think 90s Mariah Carey… not good), discrimination against saxophonists in attendance, and aggressive use of background riffs to harass players into taking longer solos. It has been a long year, I have learned from my mistakes and I promise to try to be on my best behavior. I thank the musicians in advance for giving me another chance. ... See MoreSee Less
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