The Falcon is a proud participant in David Amram’s 87th Birthday Celebration! The Renaissance man of American Music who still refers to himself as a “promising young composer”.
Kevin Twigg/Drums, Rene Hart/Bass, Adam Amram & Elliot Peper/Percussion, with Special Guest Artists from the worlds of Jazz, Latin, folk, film and the theater who will be joining Amram for this extraordinary evening!
Now in his 87th year, award-winning composer-conductor-multi-instrumentalist and author DAVID AMRAM is receiving awards and honors worldwide, composing two new commissioned symphonic works, performing at major folk, jazz, classical, spoken word and film festivals, working on his fourth book “David Amram: the Next 80 Years” and is the subject of a new feature film documentary by filmmaker Michael Patrick Kelly.
Over the last 65 years, Amram has traveled the world, guest conducting his symphonic and operatic works in Europe and Canada – performing with people in every genre imaginable – from Farm Aid with Willie Nelson and his band, to festivals and concerts across the US, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
“Having visited the Falcon and loving the feeling of community that fills the air, I am honored and happy to perform there with my band. The Falcon reminds me of my favorite places in the 50s when I played in Greenwich Village with the bands of Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Pettiford; when Jack Kerouac and I gave the first-ever jazz-poetry readings in NYC; when I played with Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Odetta and Pete Seeger in the 60s, and was composing for the Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Arthur Miller’s “After the Fall” and Joe Papp’s NY Shakespeare Festival, as well as creating film scores for “Splendor in the Grass” and “The Manchurian Candidate”. I played with the great singer-songwriters of the time, with Middle Eastern and Native American musicians, and in the 70s, with the great Latin-jazz events.” – David Amram
“David Amram: The First 80 Years”
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