David Amram
Composer, Conductor & Multi-instrumentalist

Current and Past Shows

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

Current and Future Calendar
David on Piano
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Sept 18th-26thThe third annual Village Trip Festival in Greenwich Village, NYC
Sept 18th 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free Kick-Off Concert on Eighth Street Intersection of Eighth and MacDougal streets David Amram will headline a free outdoor concert, playing with this quartet featuring Kevin Twigg, Rene Hart, and Adam Amram. They will be joined by special guests, including Rene Manning, Earl McIntyre, Jerome Harris and guitar quartet Bodies Electric. From 5-6, they will be celebrating Amram and Jack Kerouac's collaborations in 1957, with Hungarian poet Gabor Gyukics and others joining in for this Jazz/Poetry reading.

Sept. 21st from 730-10pm: Amram's Prelude ,Prayer and Dance for unaccompanied Viola has its World Premiere with Consuelo Sherba, solosist
Judson Memorial Church 5 Washington Square South
Also on the program: Earth Requiem: A Choral Tapestry Honoring Our Earth

Throughout the festival, David will also be performing with his jazz quintet and other folk musicians and generally hanging out enjoying the rich culture of Greenwich Village.

Sept 25, 2021Farm Aid 2021
Hartford CT, presented by Willie Nelson. David has been a part of this annual celebration of the American Farmer since 1987. In 2018 Amram was awarded the first Spirit of Farm Aid Lifetime Achievement Award.

September 26thThe third annual Village Trip Festival in Greenwich Village, NYC

Sept. 26th 2-4 pm A Walking Tour with Village Trip Artist Emeritus David Amram
Meeting under the Arch in Washington Square Park at 2pm sharp, Amram will host a walking tour Sixty-five Joyous Years in the Village. Amram will recount adventures beginning 1955 when he was a member of the Charles Mingus Quintet in the Village and met and collaborated in the Village with Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Pepper Adams, Candido and host of other great Jazz and Latin Artists.

Sep.t 26 7:30-11pm The Bitter End on Bleeker Street
David Amram hosts the closing show of the festival and performs with Christine Lavin who will also be the irrepressible
MC and co-host, as well performing herself as a singer-song writer and raconteur. The other outstanding performers for this closing of the /festival are Hannah Reimann, David Massengill, David Buskin, Robin Batteauand Michele Temple

Throughout the festival, David will also be performing with his jazz quintet and other folk musicians and generally hanging out enjoying the rich culture of Greenwich Village.

OCTOBER - 2021

October 7 - 11Lowell Celebrates Kerouac - Lowell, Massachusetts
David will be hanging out and celebrating Jack Kerouac. David will talk about his friendship from accompanying the poetry of Jack Kerouac from 1957 at NYC's first-ever public jazz/poetry readings until Kerouac' death in 1969.
This festival, in Jack's hometown, features music, poetry and tours of the city.

Fri, Oct. 8, 8:00 pmA Night of Great Jazz at Zorba’s Music Hall
David Amram and his band: Kevin Twigg on drums, Rene Hart on bass, and Adam Amram on percussion. Also playing: The Wendee Glick Trio
Zorba’s Music Hall. 437 Market Street

Sun, Oct. 10, 1:30—4:00 pm: Annual Amram Jam
Bring your Kerouac inspired poem or prose to read while accompanied
by David Amram and his trio of Adam Amram, Kevin Twigg, and Rene Hart.
Hosted by Mike Flynn
The Worthen 141 Worthen Street

October 17 - 19Amram in Germany - Karlesruhe and Frankfort

ZKM Center in Karlesruhe Germany
Amram returns for the 5th time to the ZKM Center hosting a screening of the film "Splendor in the Grass" for which he composed the classical/jazz score in 1960.

Jazz Kellar
in Frankfort
Amram gives a concert at the Jazz Kellar where he last played in 1954, and celebrates the previously unreleased recording he made there 67 years ago with Albert Mangelsdorff , accompanied by some of today's major young German jazz virtuosos.


Nov 17 Celebration of Amram's 91st birthday The City of Newport, Rhode Island
Concerts of Amram's chamber music, jazz and folk compositions and screening of The Final Ingredient, his opera about the Holocaust.

Nov 19 - 20Jazz Forum's annual Amram Jam Birthday Bash Tarrytown NY
Life Begins at 91
Amram's quintet and special guests join for the 31st concert Amram has done for Mark Morganelli for every birthday since his 50th


Dec. 3rdAn evening with Amram and Dick Hyman Sarasota, Florida
Amram joins master pianist and composer Dick Hyman in an evening of joyous classics of jazz.

Dec 5thAnnual Amram Jam Theater for the New City, Manhattan, New York
Amram and a throng of old and new friends perform his classical chamber compositions with Ken Radnofsky, Consuelo Sherba and Yoshiko Kline.
Then his quintet is joined by other instrumentalists, vocalists, song writers, actors, poets, dancers in an all night-early morning marathon celebrating the spirit of the THEN and the NOW!!!

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