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1.07 Evan Christopher w/ Rick Trolsen’s Neslorchestra @ Allways Lounge

Monday, Jan 7, 2019 (9pm-midnight)

Neslorchestra @ Allways Lounge

Along with about 18 of the city’s musical stalwarts, I’ll be part of Rick Trolsen’s NESLORCHESTRA. It’s a beast of a band led by a beast of a trombonist and composer, Rick Trolsen. Hard to believe it’s been nearly 25 years since I became an honorary Neslortian playing a few gigs with the original Neslort on Frenchmen Street before it became, well, …what it is today.

Neslort was among a handful of creative projects that put Frenchmen Street on the map including Galactic, Mas Mamones, Klezmer All-Stars and Royal Fingerbowl. It’s wonderful, despite our city’s devolving “cultural economy,” that creative artists like Rick are still on the scene.

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10.06 Evanescence: Clarinet Road Welcomes Evan Arntzen

Saturday, 6 October, 2018 (8:00pm & 10pm) “Evanescence at Snug Harbor”

Don’t miss this chance to welcome young lion Evan Arntzen to New Orleans.  Our Soprano Summit-styled, dueling clarinet show will not disappoint.

This young man is one of NYC’s best reedmen specializing in early jazz. He works regularly with Vince Giordano’s Grammy-winning Nighthawks and just about anyone else you can think of that needs old-school clarinet and saxophone.  This will be his first pilgrimage to New Orleans!

[ 626 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116]


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10.04 Clarinet Road at Little Gem Saloon

Thursday, 4 October @ Little Gem Saloon (7:30pm)

After a long, hot summer, I will finally be back in New Orleans! Clarinet Road’s fall season starts with another duo showcase with a special “plus one” from NYC! Follow Clarinet Road for updates.

RESERVE NOW For 7:30pm


Place: Little Gem Saloon, 445 S.Rampart Street, New Orleans LA 70112
Time: Thursday, 4 October, 2018, 7:30pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinets)
Special Guest TBA



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9.30 Clarinet Road, 2018 NY Hot Jazz Festival

Evan Christopher at the 2018 NY Hot Jazz Festival

Sunday, 30 September 2018 (All Night)

I will be back in New York to participate in the 2018 NY Hot Jazz Festival. The annual program will be hosted by the McKittrick Hotel (not really a hotel) to celebrate early jazz in various ways. Some sublimely musical, some ridiculously campy, but something for everyone.  

Around 4:15pm, I’ll be a featured guest in an ensemble directed by New Orleans-based trombonist, Charlie Halloran.

At 6:30pm, I have prepared a Soprano Summit-styled program with reedman Evan Arntzen.

Then, at the end of the affair, hang out with me for the late-night jam session.

The McKittrick Hotel (Chelsea) 542 W 27th St, 10001





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8.14 Louie’s Dream w/Eli Yamin @ Mezzrow, NYC

WEDNESDAY, August 14, 8pm : Louie’s Dream @ Mezzrow, NYC

Pianist Eli Yamin joins me at Mezzrow, NYC, the best listening room in the West Village! In the Crescent City’s tricentennial year, our special engagement will pay tribute to New Orleans jazz heroes with classics, selections from our 2014 CD “Louie’s Dream” and a few originals for good measure.

Two shows at 8pm & 9:30pm (doors at 7:30pm) have very limited seating. As always, advance reservations are highly recommended.


Place: Mezzrow’s Jazz Club, 163 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014
Date & Time: TUESDAY, 14 August, 2018, 8pm & 9:30pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet) Eli Yamin (piano)



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8.11 Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines, 25th Year

Saturday, 11 August, 2018

25th Annual Jazz In the Pines Festival

Under the musical direction of my mentor bassist, Marshall Hawkins, Jazz in the Pines celebrates its 25th year. Recent fires that threatened the area missed the mountain community directly, but the boon of the festival will be welcome more than usual. I am honored to lead a special tribute to New Orleans on Saturday afternoon and to participate in a special “Seahawk Modern Jazz Orchestra” concert that evening.

Place: 25th Annual Jazz in the PinesFestival
Date & Time: Saturday, 11 August, 2018
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet)
Joshua White, Jason Jackson, Bob Boss and special guests
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