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Walking Tour with David Amram: Sixty-five Joyous Years in the Village
September 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT$35 – $40
Sixty-five Joyous Years in the Village, from Kerouac, Monk, and Jackson Pollack to the New Voices of Today
A truly unique opportunity to join Village Trip Artist Emeritus David Amram on a walk through his own gilded and colorful life. David has known them all, played with them all – among them Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Pettiford, Woody Herman, and Woody Guthrie. He and Jack Kerouac brought jazz/poetry to New York City, playing at the Five Spot and the Circle in the Square. He has worked with Joseph Papp and Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Miller. And he has traveled the world, the greatest of musical ambassadors. David’s alternate title for this unmissable ramble through time? “The Beatific Spirt of the Village: An oasis for Bohemians, Beats, Be-boppers and Lovers of Beethoven, Boiled Cabbage, and Borsht.”
More about the photograph
John Cohen took this classic photo in 1959 in New York City at a diner on 4th Avenue during a break in the filming of Robert Frank's silent documentary film "Pull My Daisy" Jack Kerouac narrated the film spontaneously and David Amram wrote the score, co-wrote the title song, with lyrics by Kerouac, Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg, and appeared in the film as Mezz McGillicuddy, the deranged french hornist (at the request of Kerouac).
Meet at the Washington Arch, Washington Square Park.