David Amram
Composer, Conductor & Multi-instrumentalist

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“He’s one of the most talented
musicians in the universe!”
...Pete Seeger

2020 Calendar
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JANUARY - 2020

January 15th, 20207:00Tribal Harmony Series
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY
David performs with Tiokasin Ghosthorse, with his "Akantu: Earth Man" performance, featuring hand-made flutes, with music that comes from his Lakota people
RESERVATIONS: (845) 831 - 4988
or email information@howlandculturalcenter.org


FEBRUARY - 2020

Feb 6th, 2020World Music program
Denver Academy


Feb 7th, 2020Colorado Public Radio
https://www.cpr.org/search/?s=david%20amram
Amram talks about his work guest conducting the Colorado Symphony in a concert and recording of my THIS LAND: Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie Woody Guthrie and all my musical experiences in all genres including collaborations with Neal Cassady and mentor Jack Kerouac during the 1950s.
Neal Cassady Birthday Bash
Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO
With Brad Goode-trumpet, Kevin Smith on drums, and Alex Nekrasov on bass and alto saxophone, and poets, speakers and readers celebrating the life of "Denver's unnatural son."


Feb 9th, 2020Filming two 40 minute segments
With flutist and educator Laura Schulkind, arts administrator Gene Sobczak, for a new educational program for the JFK Center's Educational Programs

Interview by Mountain Public Television and Colorado Public Radio


Feb 10th, 2020An evening of Duos presented by David Spira
Dazzles (downtown Denver)
Amram's classical chamber music compositions
with classical saxophonist soloist Ken Radnofsky and pianist Toshiko Kline, concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Yumi Huang-Williams & Grande Orquesta Navarre's pianist Sara Parkinson, Colorado Symphony's first chair flutist Brooke Ellen Ferguson & flutist and founder of Chamber Music Society of Greater Denver, flutist Laura Schulkind.
For the final Duo, Amram played a Chinese Hulusei with pianist Toshiko Kline, debuting a sketch based on the beginning of the second movement of his new orchestral work "Global Suite for wind, brass and percussion"


Feb 11th, 2020Filmed and recorded by film maker Matt Weesner
Colorado Public Radio and Rocky Mountain PBS
for a new documentary to be presented about how to incorporate jazz, Native and Latin-American music European classics and Global Roots music and all quality music for children and young adults, without "dumbing" it down


MARCH - 2020

March 8th, 20203:00Dance! Beats!
Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Concert at 4:00:
Ken Radnofsky & The Glens Falls Symphony perform Amram's Greenwich Village Portraits with the composer in residence to read poetry.

3:00:
Panel discussion with David Amram, Joan Anderson, co-director at the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance, moderated by Maestro Charles Peltz

https://theglensfallssymphony.org/event/dance-beats/


APRIL - 2020

April 3rd, 2020Hallways 2020
Live Podcast produced by Folk Americana Roots Hall Of Fame in the Wang Theatre, Boston, MA
more details to come...
https://www.folkamericanarootshalloffame.org/hallways


SEPTEMBER - 2020

Sept 20-Jan 24 20219:00 EST • Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaboratng with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


OCTOBER - 2020

Oct 11 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 4
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


Oct 18 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 5
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm

David's Special Guest for the second half of the program will be the acclaimed actress Brenda Vaccaro (Emmy & Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominated actress). After a conversation about her life in the theater and films, Brenda will read two poems by Kerouac and Stanley Kunitz, accompanied by Amram. They will also discuss the influence today of Kerouac's spontaneous collaborations with Amram of words and music and how this became the basis for the 1959 film, Pull My Daisy, which ushered in a new approach for film making. They will be joined by Jim Canary, the conservator for Kerouac's original scroll for his novel On the Road. There will also be questions and comments from the audience.

éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


Oct 25 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 6
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


Oct 29 & Oct 307pm MST & MidnightRight on Time

Thursday 10/29 at 7:00pm, with a repeat Friday 10/30 at Midnight.

Right on Time is a celebration of David Amram’s musical spirit at age 89. He continues to compose and perform around the world.

Join an intimate musical conversation with the American maestro who has collaborated with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington and many more.

Sponsored and produced by Music Appreciation Society; directed and filmed by Christopher Kepple, Right on Time captures Amram with members of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and other accomplished musicians as they interpret his chamber work in duos.

Musicians Brook Ferguson, Yumi Hwang-Williams, Sara Parkinson, Joshua Sawicki, Laura Schulkind from Denver and Ken Radnofsky with Yoshiko Kline bring their shining talents to Amram’s stunning classical works.

The film also features seldom seen original drawings by David Amram depicting his friends Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, and Allen Ginsberg, and conversations with David Amram exploring his amazing life and his unique and inspiring point of view.

Prior to the "Duos" concert at Dazzle in the historic Baur's building in Denver, we follow Amram as he visits Colorado Public Radio Classical radio station. He also visits and performs at KUVO Jazz radio.

We watch him at the Denver Academy where he inspires students there, encouraging them to follow their artistic expression.

Capturing just a few days in the life of a man who's boundless energy and generous spirit defies age and spans decades in pursuit of music, art and literature.



This film is a powerful statement about the magic of creativity and mentorship, personified by an icon of American Arts, composer and author David Amram.


NOVEMBER - 2020

Nov 1 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 7
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


Nov 8 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 8
Come collaborate with us!
David Amram's Special Guest this week will be the renowned author and journalist DAN WAKEFIELD. Dan Wakefield will recount his years of experiences as a young writer and a member of the community of artists, poets, novelists, musicians and friends who filled the pages of his prize winning book and film New York in the `50s. He will discuss some of Kerouac's contemporaries like fellow authors James Baldwin, Kurt Vonnegut and the men and women who created communal collaborations and mutual support of one another during this amazing era.
Other guests include Actress Brenda Vaccaro, Artist Dody Muller's daughter Mia Muller (now Creative Director at Ralph Lauren) who grew up knowing all the people in my book but chose HER own path as the three of you did), Jim Canary, who is the conservator of the original 120 foot long Scroll of Jack's original TENTH version of On the Road, Dean Birkenkamp who published all three of my books including Offbeat:Collaborating with Kerouac and Bill Morgan Author of 40 books(!!!) who worked with Ferlinghetti, for 40 years, with Allen Ginsberg for 30 years and everyone else from our era and also got Amram's archive purchased by the Lincoln Center Branch of the NY Public Library.


Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


Saturday, Nov. 14th8 - 9:30 pm ESTDavid Amram @ 90 - Premium Live Stream
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, Bop raconteur and Renaissance man David Amram celebrates his 90th Birthday (Nov 17th) with a live show from the Jazz Forum, performing with his group featuring Kevin Twigg, drums and glockenspiel, Rene Hart, bass, Adam Amram, congas, Elliot Peper bongos and special guest Erik Lawrence, tenor and baritone saxophones.

We are thrilled to celebrate yet another marvelous birthday with David Amram & Friends, this time live for 90 minutes on a premium (multi-camera, HD) live stream directly from the Jazz Forum in Tarrytown, NY, on November 14th!

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Nov 15 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 9
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


November 17th6:00 pmThe Falcon in Marlboro, NY will celebrate the 90th birthday of legendary local musician, composer, author, and artist David Amram. To complement this jubilant dining experience at the Falcon, the David Amram Quintet will provide live musical accompaniment.

Amram's actual birthday was planned as a huge event for this day 90 years ago November 17 1930, as the first event of 13 all over the USA and overseas.

But like everything else for everybody, was postponed until further notice due to the virus.

Write him a note, call him or best of all, he requests that you send him an ESP thought-wave-o-gram, be creative yourself and look forward to the new vaccine and new administration making us all healthier than ever in the next year!!!


Nov 22 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 10
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


Nov 29 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 11
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


DECEMBER - 2020

Dec 6 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 12
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


Dec. 13, 20201:00 PSTThe Subjective Perspective
a web radio show presented by
The Be Awoke Entertainment
David Amram will be the special guest on Dec. 13th
Listen at www.beawoke.com/tsp
For more info, contact beawokeent@gmail.com


Dec 13 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 13
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


Dec 20 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 14
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


Dec 27 - Jan 24 20219:00 ESTDavid Amram reads from OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac - Chapter 15
Come collaborate with us!
Participate in the free Weekly Zoom series documenting the LIVE audio book recording. Sundays starting Sept 20th 2020 ~ for all ages.
N.Y. East Coast Time 9pm-11pm ~ West Coast time 6pm - 8pm
éclat creative presents:
“AMRAM reads AMRAM”
David Amram, LIVE, reads from his book
OFFBEAT: Collaborating with Kerouac
Offbeat chronicles Kerouac & Amram performing for their historic first-ever public Jazz & Poetry readings in 1957 in New York City…. and then transports us into their adventures with other celebrated trailblazing artists of the 1950s and `60s.
See the below links to view AMRAM reads AMRAM on ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook.
ZOOM link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7581906515...
ZOOM Password: 4PSikb
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/channel/UCiGGtek1PCtpNJq8c8Xq7Mg/live *
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Éclat-Creatives-107497087767154/?modal=admin_todo_tour

NOTE: the ZOOM and Facebook links only open on the evening of the event.


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