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The Amigos Band Hosts David Amram
Celebrating Amram's 83rd Birthday
Monday, November 25, 2013
7:30pm | Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Student: $10 (with valid I.D.)
With Justin Poindexter, guitar, vocals; Sam Reider, accordion, vocals; Eddie Barbash, saxophone, washboard, vocal; Noah Garabedian, bass; Will Clark, percussion; and David Amram, 35 instruments from around the globe
The Amigos Band, chosen this year by the U.S. Department of State for the American Music Abroad program, is a collective built on the belief that all strains of American music are branches of the same tree. Their unique style brings together various forms of American music, from bluegrass to jazz, with intricate vocal harmonies and unique delivery. These special concerts, featuring iconic NYC composer and musician David Amram on his 83rd birthday, are part of their popular and critically-acclaimed "The Amigos Band Presents" series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
The concerts will highlight Amram’s joyous improvisational and multi-instrumental capabilities on a variety of musical textures from around the globe. David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, and written classic scores for prestigious Broadway productions, films, operas, and documentaries. A pioneer of jazz French horn, he is also a virtuoso on piano, numerous flutes and whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments from 25 countries, as well as an inventive, funny improvisational lyricist. Named the New York Philharmonic's first composer-in-residence in 1966 by Leonard Bernstein, Amram has also worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Langston Hughes, Dustin Hoffman, Willie Nelson, Thelonious Monk, Odetta, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Depp, and Tito Puente.