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Evan Christopher

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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” (NEW YORK TIMES) and have called his respect for the music traditions of New Orleans, “a triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past.” (THE OBSERVER, UK). His journey on Clarinet Road began in 1994, when he left his native California to join the New Orleans music community

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Live at the Ear Inn

Label: Arbors Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Sleep; I’m Coming Virginia; No One Else But You; Indian Summer; Vignette; I Double Dare You; Back O’ Town Blues.

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News: Performance / Tour

Jazz Power Initiative Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season With The Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Series

Jazz Power Initiative Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season With The Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Series

Jazz Power Initiative (JPI), an Inwood-based non-profit organization founded in 2003 with the mission of transforming lives through jazz music, arts education and performance, kicks off its 20th anniversary season with the acclaimed Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam series starting in October. Held twice-monthly, the Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam presents professional and emerging jazz artists with a ...

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Article: Album Review

Jon-Erik Kellso and the EarRegulars: Live at the Ear Inn

Read "Live at the Ear Inn" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso and his EarRegulars had been performing every Sunday night for more than sixteen years at New York City's historic Ear Inn, Kellso reasoned it was time that one of their concerts should be recorded to share more broadly the fun and enthusiasm that animates every session. Once the ties had been bound, ...

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Everlasting Cool

Label: Peirdon Production Label
Released: 2022
Track listing: Taste of Honey; Why Don't You Do Right; Angel Eyes; Cry Me A River; I'm All Smiles; Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye; Ceyx & Alcyone.

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News: Recording

Vocalist Kathy Ingraham's Inspiring New Jazz Album, 'Everlasting Cool' Is Out Of This World

Vocalist Kathy Ingraham's Inspiring New Jazz Album, 'Everlasting Cool' Is Out Of This World

“Everlasting Cool features Kathy Ingraham in top form.” —Scott Yanow Out of this world jazz vocalist and composer Kathy Ingraham returns with the release of her third solo album, Everlasting Cool. Adding to the catalogue of her debut album Cool Night (2017) and follow up album Paper Doll (2020), which are comprised primarily of original works, ...

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Whisper of a Shadow

Label: Life Celebration Project
Released: 2021
Track listing: Le Poète Mourant; Mascarade; Lisette; Cold Facts; The Promise of Dawn; Bamboula Dreams Part 1; Bamboula Dreams Part 2; Lez African E La; Life Circle Part 1; The Passage; Life Circle Part 2; Le Poete Mourant poem (Bonus track).

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Paper Doll

Label: Peirdon Production
Released: 2020
Track listing: Stardust; That's What Crazy Lovers Do; Nature Boy; Abeille; Seraphina Come Spring; Cherish

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Article: What is Jazz?

2019 Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

Read "2019 Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


With each passing year, Winter JazzFest—New York's premiere jazz festival—has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face ...

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Article: Album Review

Chris Washburne: Rags And Roots

Read "Rags And Roots" reviewed by James Nadal


The year 1917 stands out in music history, for that was the year of the first jazz recording, (Livery Stable Blues by Original Dixieland Jass Band) and marks the death of ragtime pianist/composer Scott Joplin. To commemorate these events, and the century that ensued, trombonist Chris Washburne takes a musical exploration back through time on Rags ...


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