Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with the brilliant composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, jazz musician and author David Amram– He has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, written many scores for Broadway theater and film – In the jazz world, he has been all over the place .. He’s recorded with the bands of Lionel Hampton, Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus, Mary Lou Williams, Kenny Dorham - and he was conducted the 1st Jazz-Poetry Readings in N.Y.C. with Jack Kerouac back in 1957 – Recently, he attended the Folk Alliance in Kansas City and spoke about his relationship with Charlie Parker and Kanas City jazz .. He has been hailed as one of the most versatile and skilled musicians America has ever produced .. Over the course of our conversation, he woke an intriguing tapestry of conversation about jazz, his life, the journey with his brilliant dose of meter full of wit, humor, warmth and a traveled wisdom that is truly cool .. An ambassador for jazz, music and living well ..
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