Video: Evan Christopher and Gregory Agid in Concert “Bechet to Batiste”

906 Evan Christopher [Photo by Louis Crispino]

Evan Christopher [Photo by Louis Crispino]
Evan Christopher [Photo by Louis Crispino]
Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
9:30pm to 11:00pm

George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center

1225 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

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WWOZ will be live video streaming as the venerable New Orleans clarinet tradition will be the focus of a special concert at the Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, May 4, featuring the New Orleans-based clarinetists Evan Christopher and Gregory Agid. The concert starts at 9:30p; doors open at 9p. One set only. No tickets or advance registration are required.

Since moving to New Orleans 25 years ago, Evan Christopher has earned an international reputation as an ambassador for the traditional New Orleans clarinet style, while young lion Gregory Agid is steeped in the modern New Orleans sound exemplified by his mentor, the late Alvin Batiste. In their shared program, both clarinetists will demonstrate how living traditions speak simultaneously to the past and future.

The concert will focus on compositions by the legendary Sidney Bechet as well as Batiste, and also will include contemporary originals penned by Agid and Christopher. Expect a dynamic exploration of the broad tonal palette that makes the New Orleans clarinet tradition so unique and compelling.

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