Friday, March 17, 2017

USA: David Amram Receives Highlights In Jazz Annual Award

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz
New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series
Now In Its 45th Year

David Amram
Receives Highlights In Jazz Annual Award 

David Amram & Jack Kleinsinger

Jack Kleinsinger-David Amram-Last Years Winner Paquito D’Rivera and Arnold J. Smith
photos by George Wirt

Last night (March 9, 2017) at Tribeca Performing Arts Center Highlights In Jazz producer Jack Kleinsinger presented David Amram with their annual award.

Every year since 1974 Highlights In Jazz has honored a living jazz musician for their 'matchless musical achievements'.

Kleinsinger is proud to add Amram, who he calls a genius, to the auspicious list of Highlights In Jazz Award winners, which includes the likes of Roy Eldridge, Zoot Sims, Lionel Hampton, Roy Haynes, Hank Jones, Dr. Billy Taylor, Frank Wess, and Paquito D’Rivera pointing to the multitalented instrumentalist/composer’s numerous achievements in both jazz and classical music, in addition to his success as an Academy Award winning film scorer.

Amram says, “It is heart warming and a thrill to receive this honor from Highlights in Jazz.”.

Highlights In Jazz Continues Its 45th Season

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8 pm
Women In Jazz
Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band
 with clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, bassist Mike Weatherly and
drummer/washboard percussionist Larry Eagle
plus vocalist
René Marie
w i t h her trio
pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey and drummer Quentin Baxter
International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner - Leonieke Scheuble

Thursday, May 4,2017 - 8 pm
The Joe Bushkin Centennial

Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, Eric Comstock, Ted Rosenthal
Nicki Parrott, Harry Allen, Steve Johns, Spike Wilner
Musical Director d Bob Merrill 

All Shows At

BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center 
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

By car take FDR Drive south to end, through underpass onto West Street, 
north to Chambers.
By Subway take 1, 2, 3, 9, A, C, E, J or M train to Chambers or N, R to City Hall stop. Walk west on Chambers.
Box Office 212-220-1460
Ticket Prices
$45.00 (student rate with valid ID)
or by mail order.
$180.00 for all four concerts

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office.
You are now able to use your credit card at the Tribeca PAC Box Office located on 199 Chambers Street, or by calling (212) 220-1460 and now online at

Please send a check made payable to: Highlights In Jazz

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Highlights In Jazz 

7 Peter Cooper Road, Apt. 11E  New York NY 10010
(Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope)

Highlights in Jazz Media Contact
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