THU.12.MAY Swing University-LISTENING PARTY 

 March 12, 2022

By  Evan

About This Event:

For the first of four, one-hour presentations about Sidney Bechet, Evan addresses Bechet's gift for spontaneous melody and improvisation.

This mini-course is hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of their summer "Swing University" programming. 


Wednesday, 4 August 2021

7pm-8pm ET (6pm CT)




Evan Christopher, instructor

Seton Hawkins, moderator



Single Class - Only $10

All Summer Subscription

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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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