David Amram Trio + friends!

David Amram Trio + friends!

Tue · March 13, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

David Amram and his trio, featuring his son, percussionist Adam Amram, will be giving a 90 minute concert, celebrating Amram’s lifetime involvement in jazz, Latin jazz, and world music, including musical numbers by legendary musician/composers with whom he worked, such as Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. He will also perform themes from his classic film scores “Splendor in the Grass” and “The Manchurian Candidate;” and will sing some of his favorite songs by his friends Phil Ochs and Woody Guthrie, and at least one scat-rap spontaneous song created on the spot from suggestions by the audience. Amram has just returned from performing at the Havana International Jazz Festival. He is the 2017 recipient of the "Highlights in Jazz Lifetime Achievement Award;" "Folk Alliance International's Lifetime Achievement Award" (2017); and the "Jay McShann Lifetime Achievement Award" (2011).

David Amram
David Amram
"The Renaissance Man of American Music"

- JAZZ PIONEER: Plays 35 instruments and Sings - worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Betty Carter, Lionel Hampton, and Nina Simone

- FOLK PIONEER: playing with Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Willie Nelson, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Patti Smith, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins, Jerry Jeff Walker, John McEuen

- FILM COMPOSER: The Manchurian Candidate; Splendor in the Grass; Pull My Daisy; The Young Savages. Also composed music for 24 Broadway plays; and first Composer in Residence (12 years) for Joe Papp's Shakespeare in the Park.

- WORLD MUSIC PIONEER: Worked with Mongo Santamaria, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito d'Rivera, Tito Puente, Hugh Masekela, Machito, Ray Baretto, Antonio Carlos Jobim

- BEAT PIONEER: Created with Jack Kerouac the art form Jazz & Poetry. Acted in an composed the music for the Beat Film Classic Pull My Daisy. Also worked with Neal Cassady, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Lord Buckley, and Gregory Corso.

- CLASSICAL COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR AND SOLOIST: Has composed more than 110 symphonies and chamber music pieces and two operas. Conducted more than 75 of the world's great orchestras, and soloist with more than 40 orchestras. Pioneer of fusing Jazz into Classical music. First Composer in Residence at New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

- MASTER RACONTEUR: Now writing his 4th Memoir. Great stories of his interactions with Woody Guthrie, Arthur Miller & Marilyn Monroe, Leonard Bernstein, Warren Beatty, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Frank Sinatra, Pete Seeger, Charlie Parker, Elia Kazan, Jackson Pollack, Al Pacino, Buck Henry, Hunter Thompson and Johnny Depp.

"Amram dazzled with his versatility ... One could be but awed by his range ... Amram was constantly enlightening."
(The London Times)

“A Godsend to those who believe in the power of music to change lives and inspire” (Wynton Marsalis)
Venue Information:
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039