Whisper of a Shadow project invites us into a contemporary vision of the musical world of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 19th-century New Orleans Creole composer and pianist. Composed and arranged by Yohan Giaume, the music will offer 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.
For this project, Yohan Giaume will collaborate with the excellent New Orleans-based clarinetist Evan Christopher
who brings to the project his personal vision and style anchored in the important traditions of New Orleans.
The project has just been awarded a grant by the French American Jazz Exchange Program. It is supported by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the French Embassy, the Doris Duke Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, l’Institut Français, le Ministère de la Culture, the Sacem. It is also supported by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and the Conseil Régional Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes from France.