Thursday, October 18, 2012

Incredible allstar concert Nov 9 to honor David Amram & benefit Sloop Clearwater

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Clearwater to Honor David Amram with Power of Song Award
Special Concert and Film Event at Symphony Space November 9

Dear Clearwater Community,
Pete and David Amram_Econosmith
Photo by Econosmith.
On November 9, Clearwater will honor legendary musician and activist David Amram with the Power of Song Award at Symphony Space in NYC.
We're excited that singer-songwriter John Sebastian and jazz pianist George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals (along with Pete Seeger), have been added to the all-star program. They join a all-star bill that already includes Pete Seeger, Cuban jazz saxophone great Paquito D'Rivera, folk stalwarts Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary, Tom Paxton, Josh White Jr, bluesman Guy Davis, New Orleans jazz and gospel pianist/singer Henry Butler, and Clearwater's own Power of Song youth apprentices, among others.    

The evening will begin at 6:30PM with the world premiere of the film "David Amram: The First 80 Years", directed by Lawrence Kraman.The musical performances start at 8:30PM. 

Tickets and info at or by calling the Symphony Space box office at 212-864-5400 Tuesday-Sunday 1pm-6pm. Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway @ 95th Street, New York, NY 10025.

Proceeds for the evening will benefit Clearwater's Environmental Education Programs.    

David Amram (born 1930) is an American composer, musician, conductor, and writer. As a classical composer and performer, his integration of jazz (including being one of the first noted as an improvising jazz French hornist), ethnic and folk music has led him to work with the likes of Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Willie Nelson, Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus, Pepper Adams, Leonard Bernstein, Sir James Galway, Tito Puente, Mary Lou Williams, Joseph Papp, Arthur Miller, Miles Davis, Arturo Sandoval, Stan Getz, Pete Seeger, Elia Kazan, Odetta, Lord Buckley, Dustin Hoffman, Steve Allen, Machito, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Allen Ginsberg, Nina Simone, Gregory Corso, Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman, Hunter Thompson, Johnny Depp and Jack Kerouac throughout the course of his career.

  Tom Paxton Paquito D'RiveraJohn Sebastian
Geo Wein
Josh White Jr.Peter YarrowGuy Davis 2
Henry Butler

I look forward to seeing you at Symphony Space for this special evening.
All the best,
Steve Lurie
Clearwater Festival Director

Symphony Space 
2537 Broadway @ 95th Street 
New York, NY 10025

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