Master clarinetist Evan Christopher leads an all-star New Orleanian super group in celebration of the Crescent City’s tri-centennial year and unparalleled musical imprint
The musical heritage of New Orleans comes alive in this premiere concert led by “one of the world’s major clarinetists” Evan Christopher (The Wall Street Journal). In celebration of the Crescent City’s tri-centennial year, this salute explores the marriage of traditions and the cultural diversity that established New Orleans as the birthplace of jazz. Pianist David Torkanowsky, vocalist Robin Barnes and trumpeter Wendell Brunious join Christopher along with a host of top New Orleanian soloists in this premiere.
Evan Christopher, clarinet
Robin Barnes, vocals
Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet
Jeffery Miller, trombone
Morgan Guerin, tenor saxophone
David Torkanowsky, piano
Kerry Lewis, bass
Shannon Powell, drums
“…Christopher is about the nearest you can get these days to Big Easy legend Sidney Bechet…” –John Phillpott, Worcester News
“If there is a better living exponent of the New Orleans Creole clarinet style than Evan Christopher, then it’s a discovery I have yet to make.” – Alyn Shipton, London Jazz News
“…Christopher brings a modern edge to the Creole clarinet…” – Jennifer Odell, Offbeat Magazine
5 p.m. | Doors Open
7–8:30 p.m. | Concert
8:30–10:30 p.m. | Exhibition Viewing
NYBG Shop open until 9 p.m.
Non-Member $48 / Member $43
Summer Concert Series pass including all three concerts: Non-Member $129 / Member $114
Advance purchase recommended. Events are rain or shine.
Generous support for the NYBG Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute provided by the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund