Fisher Center and Catskill Jazz Factory Present
Whisper of a Shadow: An Homage to Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Featuring Evan Christopher (USA) and Yohan Giaume (France) French trumpetist and composer Yohan Giaume and New Orleans–based Evan Christopher lead a jazz nonet into a contemporary vision of the musical world of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 19th-century New Orleans Creole composer and pianist. The music offers an exploration of the imprint of his time, examining in new compositions Gottschalk’s Afro-Creole rhythms, along with the melodies of the Crescent City and his celebrations of life, love, and death.
This project is made possible through the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region (France), and French-American Jazz Exchange, a joint program of FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut Français, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Éditeurs de Musique (SACEM).
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