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Evan Christopher & Clarinet Road: Solo, Duo & Trio

Jazz Ensemble from New Orleans, LA - Will travel up to 25 miles
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While our city and much of the world remains under emergency health restrictions, high-quality acoustic music anchored in the traditions of New Orleans remains the specialty of Clarinet Road. In fact, the global health crisis has made my duo with David Torkanowsky and my trio with Don Vappie, more ideal than ever for intimate events as well as virtual services. These musicians are nothing less than living legends in the Crescent City music scene, and collaborating with them is an honor.

Live, in-person music is possible, but only within very specific conditions. Generally, local performances in New Orleans remain tenuous and touring is still off the table. So, out of necessity, we have invested considerable resources into our professional live-streaming infrastructure. We are proud of the audio and video quality we are able to offer.

Here are some details for our virtual services:

* We deliver live New Orleans music with professional audio quality and 30fps video at 1080p.
* Live broadcast is possible using Facebook Live or YouTube and can also link to Zoom or Microsoft Stream.
* Hosting or embedding video of our performance on websites is also possible.
* Branding for events can be added as graphic elements to the video or using virtual backgrounds.
* We require one test at least 48 hours before the event

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Read on for our group's profile description. Clarinetist Evan Christopher's acoustic trio presents classic New Orleans music and romantic standards with luminous elegance for dignified occasions. Devoid of clichés, caricatures, costumes or histrionics, Fleur-de-Three's A-List professionals light up rooms of all sizes with earthy elan and joie-de-vivre.

FROM THE ARTIST: Like the New Orleans social dance music that evolved into Jazz, the Fleur-de-Lis symbol also had complex origins to transcend. Today, both are emblematic of an old-world eminence towards which "Fleur-de-Three" aspires. The trio's core instrumentation of clarinet, bass and guitar is most effective in intimate settings, when one wants guests to feel the warm welcome that traditional New Orleans music offers. This is our specialty and within our extensive repertoire, requests are not only welcome but encouraged.

We relish opportunities to make the special moments of any occasion more meaningful and memorable, such as receptions, dinners, ceremonies, or special dances. The trio can be scaled back to a duo for very small events, but can also be expanded to a quartet or quintet. Additions can include, trumpet, piano, drums or even a vocalist. Small, portable P.A. system is available, but we always retain a tasteful, acoustic aesthetic. Audio/Video samples reflect several combinations that all share the earthy elegance that distinguishes Fleur-de-Three from most other "Jazz" bands.

ARTIST BIO: Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher celebrates the legacy of the New Orleans clarinet style. Charismatic and versatile, he was drawn to New Orleans from his native California in 1994 by the rich cultural landscape. Critics remarking on his expressiveness and intimate approach have coined his style "close-encounter music" (NEW YORK TIMES) and have called his respect for the music traditions of New Orleans, "a triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past." (THE OBSERVER, UK).


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I can’t say enough about what a pleasure it was to work with Evan. As a businessman he is the consummate pro - flawlessly prompt and responsive. As a musician, he’s a terrific talent and showman. Evan and Fleur-de-Three made our rehearsal dinner!

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BEAUTIFUL live music for our corporate awards dinner. Showed up early and stayed late per our request. Professional to work with and extremely talented. Can not recommend them highly enough!

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Fleur-de-Three brought us three divine hours of Evan Christopher’s clarinet, Don Vappi’s guitar, Kerry Lewis’ bass and, expanding the trio to a quartet, David Torkanowsky’s keyboard. An evening of world-class music would be far too meagre a phrase to describe the experience; it was heavenly. Thank you Evan. Max Stern

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2020
Nov
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
New Orleans, LA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2020
Apr
15
Corporate Function
New Orleans, LA
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Feb
29
Wedding Ceremony
New Orleans, LA
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2020
Jan
28
Corporate Function
New Orleans, LA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
May
29
Corporate Function
New York City, NY
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
May
25
Wedding Reception
New Orleans, LA
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
May
16
Convention
New Orleans, LA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Apr
10
Cocktail Party
New Orleans, LA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Apr
5
Art Gallery Opening
New Orleans, LA
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Mar
6
Corporate Function
New Orleans, LA
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2019
Jan
22
Corporate Function
New Orleans, LA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Dec
14
Rehearsal Dinner
New Orleans, LA
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Acoustic Duo
Jazz Duo
Acoustic Trio
Jazz Trio
Jazz Quartet
Jazz Ensemble
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Mardi Gras Party
Wine Tasting Parties
Please note Evan Christopher & Clarinet Road: Solo, Duo & Trio will also travel to Gretna, Arabi, Marrero, Metairie, Harvey, Westwego, Chalmette, Jefferson, Carlisle, Belle Chasse, Meraux, Kenner, Violet, Ama, Saint Rose, Saint Bernard, Barataria, Luling, Destrehan, Boutte, New Sarpy, Norco, Braithwaite, Paradis, Des Allemands, Hahnville, Killona, Davant, La Place, Lacombe.
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