David Amram
Composer, Conductor & Multi-instrumentalist

Current and Past Shows

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

2023 Calendar
David on Piano

APRIL - 2023

April 2ndGreenwich Village Folk Festival

April 3rdScreening of Prize Winning Short Film, Laurina
Albany, NY
Laurina was written by Lora Lee Ecobelli & Tommy Ecobelli,
Music by David Amram

April 17th6-10pm National Dance Institute Gala
David Amram will be and Invited Guest

April 20thComposers Concordance Jazz Ensemble
Birdland Theater, NYC
315 West 44th St New York, NY 10036

Featuring David Amram & Dick Griffin

April 232:00 Anton Chekov's Uncle Vanya
Actor's Studio in NYC
David Amram plays the role of Telegin in addition to providing live music
Directed by Estelle Parsons
(reserved tickets required)

April 27th8:00 Stella Adler Studios, NYC
Award Winning Poets Joy Harjo & Sonia Sanchez Readings

MAY - 2023

May 214:00 Greek Jewish Festival
280 Broome St. NYC
David Amram performs with Noga Group featuring Avram Pengas
Free admission! Music starts at Noon

May 269:30 Annual Festival of the Lower East Side
at Crystal Field's Theater of The New City
155 First Avenue, NYC

JUNE - 2023

AVAILABLE ANTIME!Now Celebrating 60 Years of David Amram's music for films
BBC Radio 3 from the UK
presents a worldwide broadcast of a One Hour Music Special Program in a special tribute for David Amram's upcoming 90th birthday this coming November.


June 10th2:00 pm Bloom!
Reception and art show

Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Rd
Putnam Valley, NY 10579

David Amram Quartet & Family will perform a "Coming Home" concert celebrating the art of Kate Hoekstra. Her exhibit, Bloom!, will be on display April 29 - June 25

June 11th3:00 pm David Amram Jam Annual Spring Celebration Concert
Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse
369 Stamets Road
Milford, NJ 08848

Featuring a farm to fork picnic menu with culinary delights made from Bobolink farm products!

June 16th7:00 - 10:00 Fundraiser for City Kids Going to Summer Camp
Chinatown, NYC
Details TBA

Monday, June 267:00 - 8:30 Cafe Stories
The Tank, 312 West 36th St, Manhattan
Robin Hirsch reads from his award-winning collection
The Whole World Passes Through: Stories from the Cornelia Street Café
With special guests David Amram, Adam Amram & Kip Rosser. The Cornelia Street Cafe hosted David's frequent shows as well as thousands of other artists in every conceivable genre. Co-founder Robin Hirsch was its Minister of Culture, Wine Czar, and Dean of Faculty

Tickets for in person and live streaming show:

JULY - 2023

July 10-18Annual Oklahoma Woody Guthrie Tour

Tuesday July 11th
The Blue Door
Oklahoma City
David Amram and Friends

Wed. July 12th - Sun. July 16th
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
Okemah, Oklahoma
David Amram and Adam Amram will give multiple performances at Woodyfest including readings from the new paperback edition of David's book Upbeat: Nine Lives of a Musical Cat

Sunday July 16th
The Mercury Lounge
Tulsa, Ok
Performing with The Red Dirt Rangers
Celebrating three Oklahoma Giants
Woody Guthrie (Folk)
Bob Wills (Country)
Oscar Pettiford (Jazz)

July 22nd8:00 Third International Stretto Piano Festival
Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York City (entrance on 35th St.)
Also Streaming online for free

David Amram & Ran Feng — Closing Night Celebration
Amram's Piano Sonata will be performed by virtuosos Ran Feng and Yoshiko Cline This will be followed by a performance by Amram's Quartet, with Kevin Twigg - Drums and Glockenspiel, Don Miller - Acoustic Bass & Adam Amram - Congas and Percussion. David Amram will be playing Piano, Irish whistles, Chinese Hulusei, French horn, Dumbeck and spontaneous scat-rap free styling. On the bill are the themes he has composed for Elia Kazan's award-winning film Splendor in the Grass, the song Pull my Daisy which he co-wrote with his close friend, Jack Kerouac and his Waltz from Arthur Miller's play After the Fall

For more info about this week long festival (July 15 - 23) -

AUGUST - 2023

August 12th7:00 Fundraiser for the Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St., Beacon, NY
The David Amram Quartet


Sept. 33-4 pm Bradstock XXX
Camp Pa Qua Tuck, Center Moriches, NY
The David Amram Quartet with Kevin Twigg, drums, Rene Hart,accoustic bass, and Adam Amram, congas and percussion
Bradstock is a two-day multi-stage music and arts festival in its 29th year showcasing local performers & artisans.
The annual event raises money for young people in Long Island to further their education and help them to maintain a healthy diet.

Sept. 9-21The Village Trip Festival
Greenwich Village, NYC
Amram returns as the Artist Emeritus
for the Greenwich Village Trip Festival of Arts performing several concerts with his quintet, hosting a walking tour of East Village (lower East Side) venues of the last the 60 years where artistic innovations have flourished.

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Village Trip at The Eighth Street Experience: with The David Amram Septet
Intersection of Eighth and MacDougal streets Greenwich Village, NYC
Jerome Harris (guitar)
Jim Seeley(Trumpet)
Ivani Renta (Sax)
Kevin Twigg (Drums)
Rene Hart (Bass)
Adam Amram (Congas)
David Amram piano, French horn, whistles, vocals, percussion, Chines Hulusei
and special guests
Martha Redbone Guitar and singer
Aaron Whitby piano

September 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
David Amram’s East Village Ramble
South-east corner of East 10th Street & Third Avenue, NYC
A Walking Tour Through Sixty Years of Art, Theater and Music That Changed the World Forever.

September 12 @ 7:00pm
The Bitter End
Joining Terri Thal, Tom Paxton & Happy Traum
Conversation and Music

September 14 @ 7:00pm
Joe's Pub
Joining Janis Siegel, John Di Martino & Cantor Daniel Kramer for
Mazel! Yiddish Classics Reimagined by an Unlikely Trio

September 17 @ 7:30 pm
Shanah Tovah! A Joyous New Year’s Musical Celebration with Avram Pengas, David Amram & friends
Drom, 85 Avenue A, NYC
Songs of NYC's Yiddish Theater, Sephardic folklore and their global roots.
Come to listen, sing along, and dance to the music of both the Ashekenazic and Sephardic communities which continue to enrich the music of the world.
From the Yiddish theater to Broadway to Jazz, Rock and Rap, you'll hear the roots of all these musical genres, many of which go back thousands of years.
Avram Pengas and David Amram have done this together for fifty years and it's always FUN!!!
Bring the kids!

September 18 @ 6:00pm
Joe's Pub
Joining Gail Papp & George C Wolfe
Conversation about Joe Papp

September 21 @ 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Great Hall at Cooper Union
Let Freedom Ring! Music and Voices of the March for Civil Rights, Then and Now
An evening of song, dance, and oratory

Sept. 23Farm Aid 2023
Indianapolis, Indiana
David Amram will be playing for 31st time since 1987 with Willie Nelson and his band for the final closing set at Farm Aid

Philadelphia Ethical Society, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
David Amram, Elmira Darvarova, Ronald Carbone, Howard Wall and Thomas Weaver perform 5 works by Amram:
Blues and Variations for Monk for Solo Horn
Sonata for Violin & Piano
The Wind and The Rain for Viola & Piano
Bulgarian Wedding for Violin & Horn
Piano Sonata
also Brahms' Horn Trio
The finale of the show will be readings from Jack Kerouac's On The Road narrated by Adira Amram and accompanied by David Amram
Free Concert!

OCTOBER - 2023

Oct. 6 - 8Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival
Lowell, Massachusetts

Friday, Oct. 6th 9:00 pm
Tribute to David Amram Night
Zorba’s Music Hall
"We’ll be showing our special appreciation to David as he approaches his 93rd birthday — for all he has given to LCK since the mid-1990s. We’ll hear the music of the David Amram Quartet along with various citations and testimonials which he richly deserves!"
... Reverend Steve Eddingtion (LCK Committee)

Sunday, Oct. 8th 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Annual Amram Jam
The Old Worthen. 141 Worthen Street
Bring your Kerouac inspired poem or prose to read while accompanied by David Amram with Adam Amram, Kevin Twigg, and Rene Hart. Emceed by Mike Flynn

Oct. 14thBrahms,Amram, and Kerouac
Sedona, Arizona
with soloists Elmira Darvarova, Howard Wall and Thomas Weaver

Oct. 15thBrahms,Amram, and Kerouac
Pheonix, Arizona
with soloists Elmira Darvarova, Howard Wall and Thomas Weaver

Oct. 257:00 pm The Quiet Room
A live-streamed concert and conversation
with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
about folk and classical music


Sunday Nov. 5th7:00 The Music of Joni Mitchell Ft Martha Redbone, Mary Fahl, Morley & more
City Winery
25 11th Ave, NYC 10011

David will accompany singer Morley at this concert, co-produced by Music Without Borders.


Nov. 9 - 12 • Participating in the
2023 North American Regional Folk Alliance Conference
David is no stranger to NERFA and is delighted to return to Asbury Park, NJ for their annual conference to speak, give a concert and encourage young wizards to hang in there and appreciate all sincere musics built to last and share the joys of spontaneous jamming.
David was the recipient of NERFA’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

November 17 & 18David Amram's 93rd Birthday Celebration
The Jazz Forum, Tarrytown, NY
David Amram Quintet with Kevin Twigg, drums and glockenspiel, Rene Hart, bass, Adam Amram, Drums and percussion, and featured guests Jerome Harris, guitar, Eric Lawrence, saxophones and other surprise guests.

November 197:30 pm Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC
The concert will honor all the great folk musicians and singer/songwriters from the 60s and 70s who made Greenwich Village and the World a better place! This unique, multi-artist concert chronicles that tumultuous decade and celebrates the songwriters, such as Bob Dylan, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Phil Ochs, who made history with songs of self-expression and social protest.
Richard Barone will be Host and MC. Performers Include David Amram, José Feliciano, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton, Carolyn Hester, Lenny Kaye, Terre Roche & Kevin Twigg

For tickets and more info:


Dec. 2nd7:00 - midnight Book Signing and Concert
The Theater for The New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)

7:00 - 8:15
The first official book party for the release of the new book about David Amram called The Many Worlds of David Amram: The Renaissance Man of American Music. Compiled and edited by Dean Birkenkamp, the book has articles written by over 40 authors and artists as well as articles by David Amram. With 8 chapters covering different aspects of David's career, it's a fascinating and wide-ranging picture of Amram’s work and influence.

8:30 - into the wee hours...
The first half of the concert will include 2 of David's Chamber Music compositions. Piano Sonata performed by Thomas Weaver and Greenwich Village Portraits for Alto Saxophone and Piano performed by Boston Symphony's saxophone virtuoso Kenneth Radnodsky and pianist Thomas Weaver.
The second half, with Kevin Twigg, drums and glockenspiel, Rene Hart, bass, Adam Amram, Drums and percussion, featured guest Jerome Harris, guitar, will include Jazz, Latin, Native American & Global Folk Music, Jack Kerouac readings and a bevy of mystery guests.

David will be signing copies of the book throughout this annual 93rd Birthday Gala.

https://theaterforthenewcity.net for info about the Theater For The New City

https://www.routledge.com/The-Many-Worlds-of-David-Amram-Renaissance-Man-of-American-Music/Birkenkamp/p/book/9781032290300 for info about The Many Worlds of David Amram: The Renaissance Man of American Music

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