Christ Episcopal Church, Covington
120 S. New Hampshire Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433

Ben Redwine will close out 2021-22
Third Sunday Concert series on May 15

Noted, New Orleans-based clarinetist Dr. Ben Redwine and The Redwine Jazz Band will close out the Third Sunday Concert series at Christ Episcopal Church, Covington, on Sunday, May 15. The concert will be staged in the church, beginning at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.).

For the May 15 concert, The Redwine Jazz Band, which promotes and performs traditional jazz, will feature Covington resident Don Vappie, along with Todd Yannacone on guitar and Adam Arredondo on trumpet.

Equally comfortable playing Brahms or Ellington, Redwine is devoted to the performance of new classical music and old jazz as well as to teaching the next generation of performers and teachers.

Redwine earned a bachelor’s degree in music education degree from the University of Oklahoma, a master of music degree from LSU, and a doctorate degree at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he studied clarinet performance and Latin American music history.

He served as an assistant professor at Catholic University of America from 2012-16 and was woodwind professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge from 2017-19. He retired after 27 years in the United States military band system in 2014, the majority of time serving as the e-flat clarinet soloist with the U.S. Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Maryland. He has also been a featured soloist at seven International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests in the U.S. and Europe

Redwine moved to the New Orleans area in 2016 to pursue performance opportunities in the birthplace of jazz. Since relocating to Louisiana, he has been a regular performer with the Louisiana Philharmonic and Baton Rouge Symphony orchestras.

He and his wife Leslie and their flock of chickens live on the Northshore.

The Third Sunday Concert series, now in its 31st year, is an outreach of Christ Episcopal Church, Covington. The concerts are free and open to the public and will be followed by a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception in the parish hall for the performers and audience.

Christ Episcopal Church is located at 120 S. New Hampshire, near the Covington downtown area and just before the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park. The handicap accessible entrance to the sanctuary is located on the park side of the main church.

For other information call the church office 985.892.3177, M-F 9am-2pm.