Friday, June 22, 2018, 7 pm
Salute to the Crescent City: New Orleans at 300
Master clarinetist Evan Christopher leads an all-star New Orleanian super group in celebration of the Crescent City’s tri-centennial year and unparalleled musical imprint.
The musical heritage of New Orleans comes alive in this premiere concert led by “one of the world’s major clarinetists” Evan Christopher (The Wall Street Journal). In celebration of the Crescent City’s tri-centennial year, this salute explores the marriage of traditions and the cultural diversity that established New Orleans as the birthplace of jazz. Pianist David Torkanowsky, vocalist Robin Barnes and trumpeter Wendell Brunious join Christopher along with a host of top New Orleanian soloists in this premiere.
Evan Christopher, clarinet
Robin Barnes, vocals
Wendell Brunious, trumpet, vocals
Jeffery Miller, trombone
Morgan Guerin, tenor saxophone
David Torkanowsky, piano
Thaddeus Exposé, bass
Shannon Powell, drums
Generous support for the NYBG Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute provided by the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund