David Amram, one of the hippest and swingin'est cats to ever come down the pike is jumping into the Three Quarter Club. Prolific music composer, equally at home in classic, film, jazz and World music environs, Amram is celebrating his 75th birthday with a big bash titled "Amram Jam II" on November 19th. And dig this: his paean to His Lordship, the saxophone concerto "An Ode to Lord Buckley" is on the set list to be performed by famed classical saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky.
Amram, who has counted among his friends and collaborators Dizzy Gillespie, Jack Kerouac and Lord Buckley, shows no signs of backing off on his heavy work load. One day he is composing for film, the next day he is performing for worthy cause and the third day he is conducting an orchestra somewhere on this wide and jumpin' sphere. For David Amram life is the greatest kick bump ever.
Those of you that can make the scene to celebrate this mad dig daddy's big candle riff should make with the reservations pronto.
Tickets for this concert may be obtained by calling JFA Hotline at 914-631-1000 "Tickets" Reserved seats for the concert are $35 (adults), $30 (seniors 65+; student with ID) and $10 (children 12 and under).
AMRAM JAM II - DAVID AMRAM'S 75th BIRTHDAY
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, 8 PM
Music Hall, 13 Main St.
thanks to Oliver Trager for the heads up