SUN.06.JUN Joye In Aiken – Blues for Bechet 

 April 6, 2021

By  Evan

About This Event:

We're finally back on the road! 

David TORKANOWSKY, Don VAPPIE and Chris GUCCIONE join Evan for his first post-lockdown tour date. 

Together, they will bring New Orleans to Aiken, SC as part of the "Joye in Aiken" festival re-imagined as a summer concert series.

Their afternoon program at the historic Willcox Inn starts at 3pm.


Sunday, June 06, 2020 

3pm-5pm EDT 


The Willcox Inn
100 Colleton Avenue
Aiken, SC


Evan Christopher, clarinet

David Torkanowsky, piano

Don Vappie, bass

Chris Guccione, drums



Call Matt Sayer at the Willcox 803.257.3940

9 am - 5 pm.

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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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