THE EVAN CHRISTOPHER TRIO brings its New Orleans Jazz tradition to Gainesville. Clarinetist, 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 musical possibilities. Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole clarinetists, Christopher has created a highly personal brand of “contemporary early-jazz” that strives to extend the legacy of this unique clarinet style. His tone is warm, woody, fluid and swooping. In July 2010, he had the honor to debut his ‘Treat It Gentle Suite,’ the first concerto written for clarinet and Jazz band in the New Orleans style, with the Minnesota Orchestra.
Evan Christopher Trio
Saturday, February 18
Evan Christopher – clarinet and saxophone
Dave Frankenpohl – guitar
Robert Dixon – Bass