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.
In part II of his "Mac-Notes, Line in the Mud," series, Evan discusses the importance of preserving indigenous cultural practices to make sure that they are honored rather than appropriated. Read More »
As a musician, Evan Christopher has many conversations with all kinds of people. A discussion with a Belgian music lover leads to Evan connecting the local, national, and New Orleans together. Read More »
Renard Bridgewater has taken the position of Community Engagement Coordinator with MaCCNO, and Evan Christopher talks with Bridgewater about what that means for the city and the culture that makes this place New Orleans. Read More »
With the City Counseling meeting coming up on October 20, issues of how and what neighborhoods in New Orleans should be protected is up for discussion and analysis in Evan Christopher's "MaC-Notes" this week. Read More »
In this week's "MaC-Notes," Evan Christopher talks about the community defeating the overlay on Three Muses in Uptown. It is a victory to be celebrated and a model to take to other parts of the city. Read More »
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 »