David Amram

Homecoming Week | Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Feb 9, 2018
Westword

From 2012 to 2016, five artists from Denver or players who have a close connection to the city rose to the top spot in seven of the categories found in DownBeat magazine’s annual “Critic’s Poll.” The musicians are: alto saxophonist/soprano saxophonist/flautist Tia Fuller (who earned the top spot for all three instruments); drummer Rudy Royston; trumpeter Kirk Knuffke (who actually plays cornet); singer René Marie; and Hammond B-3 man Pat Bianchi.

KUVO Studio Club: David Amram & Friends!

Jan 30, 2018

Studio Club members, join us in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance studio on Friday, February 9 at 5 p.m. when composer, poet and author, jazz French hornist, renaissance man David Amram returns to Colorado for the 9th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash. He’ll spend an hour with his quartet, singing, talking, playing and otherwise improvising.

This Sunday, November 12th, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the jazz and poetry of David Amram. Amram was there in clubs of Greenwich Village in the 1950s when Beat Poets first set their music to jazz. Since then his music and compositions have touched the big screen, and crossed jazz, classical and Latin music genres.

For many of us, thoughts of traveling to tropical villas to sip frozen beverages while yachting prompt reveries of relaxation. Some people imagine reclining on floating loungers amid crystal waters, while the more audacious think about splashing in the waves. When KUVO’s "First Take with Lando and Chavis" asked Matthew Moseley about his paradisiacal fantasies, he simply shared one of his past experiences: having paddled 24.5 miles through the Atlantic Ocean from Culebra Island to Puerto Rico without assistance, Moseley spoke to the pleasure of (you guessed it…) swimming.

On my way over to meet David Amram, I contemplated what a wonderful thing it would be if you were accomplished enough that some library, but especially the New York Public Library, thought enough of your career to acquire your archives.

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