Don't miss these two great events... you can get more information at this link: thevillagetrip.com/jack-kerouac-100
September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT
Children of the American Bop (and Mambo) Night!
The Public Theater & Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place), NY
Jack Kerouac's legendary status as the leading voice of the Beat writers was cemented with his seminal work, On the Road. Published in 1957, the same year West Side Story debuted on Broadway and Sputnik launched into space. David Amram and Bobby Sanabria will perform jazz and Latin classics of the 1950s that influenced Kerouac and an entire generation. The show will also include brief readings from On the Road with music, just as Kerouac and Amram pioneered jazz-poetry in New York in 1957.
September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm EDT
On the Road Reading with Music
The Strand: The Rare Book Room 828 Broadway at 12th Street, NY
This event will also be livestreamed.
A diverse cast including Stephanie Berry, Kevin Corrigan, John Doman, Marsha Mason, Dael Orlandersmith, Mercedes Ruehl, Jose Rivera, and John Ventimiglia read excerpts from Jack Kerouac’s classic novel accompanied by a jazz quartet led by the legendary David Amram and directed by David Deblinger. Produced in collaboration with HB Studio.
$10 – $20
September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Sixty-five Joyous Years in the Village, from Kerouac, Mingus, Monk, and Jackson Pollock to the New Voices of Today: Walking Tour with David Amram
Washington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North NY
A truly unique opportunity to join Village Trip Artist Emeritus David Amram on a walk through his colorful life. David has known them all, played with them all – among them Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Pettiford, and Pete Seeger.
$35 – $40
September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Jack Kerouac: Then and Now
Jefferson Market Library 425 6th Avenue, NY
As part of the festival’s Jack Kerouac 100 celebrations, a distinguished panel—Holly George-Warren, Joyce Johnson, Anne Waldman, and David Amram - will reflect on aspects of the writer’s life in New York City generally and the Village in particular and discuss his enduring legacy.
September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Now’s the Time! – An Evening with David Amram and Friends Celebrating Jack Kerouac, Charlie Parker, Piri Thomas, and Today’s Young East Village talents
Nuyorican Poets Café 236 East 3rd Street, NY
Come celebrate the historic role and impact the Beats and bebop and jazz artists played in the rise of the contemporary East Village arts scene. Includes a screening of Pull My Daisy & film tribute to Charlie Parker.