All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Evan Christopher

Evan Christopher

Clarinetist, Evan Christopher combines virtuosity, immaculate taste, and enthusiasm with a deep commitment to exploring the full range of possibilities in the New Orleans Jazz tradition. Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard, he has created a highly personal brand of “contemporary early-jazz” that strives to extend the legacy of this unique clarinet style.

Christopher's journey on Clarinet Road began in 1994 when he left his native California for New Orleans to be a part of the country's most important and historic music community. He worked with musicians as stylistically diverse as Al Hirt and veterans of Preservation Hall to funk and brass bands including the Nightcrawlers and Galactic, before leaving to join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in San Antonio, Texas in 1996. For nearly three years, he appeared nightly as their featured clarinetist and recorded several of their syndicated radio programs, Riverwalk: Live from the Landing.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Live Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

22 Photos View in Slideshow

Discography

Finesse

Finesse

Lejazzetal Records
2010

buy
The Remembering Song

The Remembering Song

Arbors Records
2010

buy
Django a la Creole

Django a la Creole

Lejazzetal Records
2008

buy
Delta Bound

Delta Bound

Arbors Records
2007

buy

Videos

Similar

Art Tatum Art Tatum
piano
Charlie Barnet Charlie Barnet
composer/conductor
Juan Tizol Juan Tizol
trombone
Mark O'Connor Mark O'Connor
saxophone
Quinn Lemley Quinn Lemley
vocalist
Dave Glasser Dave Glasser
saxophone
Julian Yeo Julian Yeo
vocalist