Evan Christopher

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Evan Christopher

American clarinetist and composer based in New Orleans, Louisiana add

Category: Music

Born in 1969.

Countries: Louisiana (55%), United States (36%), Texas (9%)

Main connections: Minnesota Orchestra, Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli

Linked to: California State University, University of New Orleans, Minnesota Orchestra, University of Southern California

 

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Evan Christopher was born in 1969 add something


1994

He moved there in 1994 and enjoyed varied work before leaving to join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in San Antonio, Texas in 1996 add something


2002

Published research and presentations on the New Orleans clarinet style, and in 2002 initiated pursuit of a musicology degree at Tulane University add something


2005

Christopher returned to New Orleans , but was forced to leave again in 2005 when the Federal levees failed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina add something


2007

As a composer, original songs appear on CDs such as "Delta Bound" featuring pianist Dick Hyman , "The Remembering Song" featuring guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli , and the Grammy-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's "Book One." In July 2010, he debuted the "Treat It Gentle Suite," a concerto for clarinet and jazz band in the New Orleans style, with the Minnesota Orchestra add something


2008

From 2008-2009, he taught part-time at the University of New Orleans where he coached a "New Orleans Music Ensemble" that performed alongside guest artists such as Lucien Barbarin and Marcus Roberts add something


2010

In July 2010, he debuted the "Treat It Gentle Suite," a concerto for clarinet and jazz band in the New Orleans style, with the Minnesota Orchestra add something