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.
When it comes to protecting and preserving rather than commodifying New Orleans traditions, Evan Christopher thinks back to a lesson he learned many years ago. In his latest edition of "MaC-Notes" he not only observes challenges when trying to uphold the culture-bearers of NOLA but he also offers solutions. Read More »
New Orleans is on its way to being one of the most livable cities in America, but aren't we already all living here? Evan Christopher investigates the Master Plan for New Orleans and has some recommendations. Read More »
This week in Evan Christopher's "MAC-Notes," he talks about "disaster capitalism." Many New Orleanians want to see the culture here retained and supported rather than commodified, and MaCCNO is offering a solution through the Community Engagement Professional position they have added to their staff. Read More »
In this week's "MAC-Notes," Evan Christopher debunks the false war on culture. Instead, it's about the dilution of culture, and New Orleanians can help stop the disappearance from happening. Read More »
In this next edition of "MAC-Notes," Evan Christopher extrapolates upon his "Call for Leadership" article by pointing out specific solutions to resist gentrification. It is about supporting culture in practice, not imagery. Read More »