EVAN CHRISTOPHER SIDNEY BECHET BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

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EVAN CHRISTOPHER SIDNEY BECHET BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 PM
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, New Orleans, LA
  • 13 & over
 
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  • Ticket Price: $20.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Jazz
  • Restrictions: 13 & over
Evan Christopher salutes the Wizard of Jazz, Sidney Bechet, on the anniversary of his birth. In the intimate, acoustic setting of Snug Harbor, the best listening room in New Orleans, Evan pays tribute to the innovative Bechet who helped establish the prominence of the improvising soloist, expanded the vocabulary for the clarinet and soprano saxophone, and elevated the currency of traditional New Orleans music around the world.

Helping Christopher deliver spirited originals and thoughtful and contemporary renderings of Bechet compositions will be David Torkanowsky on piano, Roland Guerin on bass, and Don Vappie on guitar/banjo.

Evan Christopher combines virtuosity, immaculate taste, and enthusiasm with a commitment to exploring the full range of possibilities in the New Orleans clarinet tradition. His highly personal brand of “contemporary, early jazz” strives to extend the legacies of early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Barney Bigard and Omer Simeon. Critics remarking on Christopher’s dynamic expressiveness have coined his style “close-encounter music” and have called his respect for the music traditions of New Orleans, “a triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past."

Sets at 8pm & 10pm.
Doors at 7:00pm & 9:30pm.

$20

Dinner & Drinks from 5pm.
Reserve tickets for either show online at weblink above, any remaining tickets will be available at the door 7pm - 10pm.

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info@snugjazz.com
504.949.0696

626 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, La 70119
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