NOLA Art House Music and WWNO radio present clarinetists Evan Christopher and Greg Agid. These talented musicians use their unique approaches to the instrument to pay tribute to clarinetists from different eras with different approaches.
NEW ORLEANS: NOLA Art House Music, a next-generation collaborative of some of New Orleans’ finest professional jazz musicians, and 89.9 WWNO, New Orleans’ Source for NPR News, Music and Culture, present Licorice Stick, From Bechet to Batiste at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. on Saturday, April 5, at 8 p.m.
Musician Evan Christopher continues to wow audiences as he performs with his groups Jazz Traditions PROJECT and Django à la Créole at premier festivals and concert venues around the world. Recognized by Downbeat Magazine as 2012’s “rising star” on clarinet, Evan masterfully evokes the classic nature of bygone legends Sidney Bechet, Johnny Dodds and Jimmy Noone while exhibiting a freshness and eclecticism that makes his sound timeless and highly relevant today.
Gregory Agid has spent the last several years on the local music scene firmly establishing himself as a premier musician of his millennial generation. Steeped in the modern New Orleans style exemplified by his mentor the late avant-garde jazz master Alvin Batiste, Gregory was recently awarded the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Scholarship at Lincoln Center in New York. When at home in New Orleans Gregory performs regularly as the leader of his own quartet and as a member of the Delfeayo Marsalis Uptown Jazz Orchestra.
Admission is $15.