Jazz in the Spring: David Amram

The following post is by Larry Appelbaum, Senior Reference Specialist, Music Division.

For the final night of the Library’s Jazz Film Series, we celebrate composer David Amram, who at age 80 continues to break ground in jazz, classical and world music. As a jazz French horn player, Amram worked with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Miles Davis and many others.  In the classical world he has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works and has written many scores for theater and film, including the original The Manchurian Candidate, Splendor in the Grass, and the legendary beat generation film Pull My Daisy.

Mr. Amram and the filmmaker Lawrence Kraman will join us and take questions following the screening.

Monday evening, April 25 at 7:00 pm.  Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building. Free admission, no tickets or reservations needed. Limited seating begins at 6:30pm. Programs subject to change without notice. For details or further information: [email protected] (202) 707-1848.

If you missed last week’s screening of El Trombon de Bomba, here is a short clip I shot of composer William Cepeda, the subject of the docmentary, playing the conch shell in the Pickford Theater.

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