Open Mic & Walking With Whitman: David Amram Dec. 1

WWBA presents the seventh season of its signature series Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance. New for 2017 is a community open mic! After a musical prelude, the main event begins at 8 pm with the featured poet, David Amram. This is the final event of this year’s season.

David Amram is an American composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and author. As a classical composer and performer, his integration of jazz (including being one of the first noted as an improvising jazz French hornist), folkloric and world music has led him to work with the likes of Dizzy GillespieLionel HamptonWillie NelsonLangston HughesCharles MingusPepper AdamsLevon HelmBetty Carter and Jack Kerouac. In the early 1950s, he was encouraged to pursue his unique path by mentors Charlie ParkerThelonious Monk, the New York Philharmonic‘s conductor Dimitri MitropoulosMiles DavisAaron CoplandGunther Schuller, and visual artists Jackson PollockJoan MitchellWillem de Kooning and Franz Kline. Today, as he has for over 50 years, Amram continues to compose music while traveling the world as a conductor, soloist, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, and narrator in five languages.

5:30 pm  Sign up for community open mic (Online pre-registration recommended. Walk-ins are welcome)

6:00 pm   Open mic performances begin

7:30 pm   Musical prelude w/ the Tommy Santoriello Trio

8:00 pm   Poetry reading, Q&A, book signing


Program Admission

Members $10
Non-members $15
College students $5
HS Students are free

Tickets available at the door or for purchase online. You can also call 631-427-5240 x112 to reserve tickets in advance.

Refreshments will be served. This event is accessible to those with physical disabilities.