The Jazz Theatre at Windmills Craftworks is a space for exceptional talent, where an audience can experience this talent at close quarters, with phenomenal sound quality, in a beautiful, warm and comfortable setting. All music at Windmills Craftworks demonstrate a high degree of melody, harmony and rhythm and improvised in a manner that is harmonious and deeply engaging.
A Jazz Theatre exclusive - 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, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard. 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).
Christopher's journey on Clarinet Road began in 1994, when he left his native California to join the New Orleans music community. Diverse freelance work included gigs with musicians such as Al Hirt and veterans of Preservation Hall to funk and brass bands including the Nightcrawlers and Galactic. But in 1996, he left for San Antonio, Texas to appear nightly for nearly three years with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and record several of their radio programs, Riverwalk: Live from the Landing.
Evan Christopher (clarinets)
Brian Seeger (guitar)
Don Vappie (bass)
Guillaume Nouaux (drums)
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