Evan Christoper and Gregory Agid in Concert: “Bechet to Batiste”

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Notes: One set starting at 9:30 p.m.; doors open at 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: The Jazz & Heritage Center
1225 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Phone: (504) 558-6100
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Evan Christopher (left) and Gregory Agid (right) will perform

Evan Christopher (left) and Gregory Agid (right) will perform "Bechet to Batiste" on May 4 at the Ja

9:30 p.m.
The Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart St.)
Free Admission

The venerable New Orleans clarinet tradition will be the focus of a special concert at the Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, May 4, featuring the New Orleans-based clarinetists Evan Christopher and Gregory Agid. The concert starts at 9:30 p.m.; doors open at 9 p.m. One set only. No tickets or advance registration are required.

Since moving to New Orleans 25 years ago, Evan Christopher has earned an international reputation as an ambassador for the traditional New Orleans clarinet style, while young lion Gregory Agid is steeped in the modern New Orleans sound exemplified by his mentor, the late Alvin Batiste. In their shared program, both clarinetists will demonstrate how living traditions speak simultaneously to the past and future.

The concert will focus on compositions by the legendary Sidney Bechet as well as Batiste, and also will include contemporary originals penned by Agid and Christopher. Expect a dynamic exploration of the broad tonal palette that makes the New Orleans clarinet tradition so unique and compelling.

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