New Orleans-based clarinetist and advocate for the cultural workforce, Evan Christopher is a refreshingly bright light on the international jazz scene. He combines virtuosity, immaculate taste, and enthusiasm with a deep commitment to exploring the full range of possibilities in the New Orleans Jazz tradition.
Last week I announced the new Empower Musicians, Seal of Approval advocacy initiative of Sweet Home New Orleans. This Thursday, Sweet Home will acknowledge the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for its "best business" practices as a ... Read More »
When I first moved to New Orleans in 1994, Dr. Charles Chamberlain was one of the first people who helped me research New Orleans clarinet. He was working at the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University and made “academic ... Read More »
This final article for Riffing on the Tradition took me three weeks to complete. At our last NolaVie editorial meeting, I confessed being ready for a change, but it’s been difficult to figure out how to end this. ... Read More »
This is the third and last article devoted to how we can prepare for the festival season. We discussed improving our Web presence and how venue operators who truly want to work WITH us can raise the bar, ... Read More »
Like many of you, I constantly struggle with the contradictions of local music’s role as a cultural expression of, and for, the community versus a commodity of our hospitality industry. Last week, I began counting down to festival ... Read More »
After a short hiatus, this week I want to remind the music community that we only have about six weeks to get ready for OUR season. I’m glad my editors gave me a couple of weeks off while ... Read More »
Musician Evan Christopher wants to encourage all New Orleans musicians to sign up for Digital Tip Jar, a new web-app, that could be a real game-changer for how musicians engage a world-wide fan base. Read More »