For all those hep cats and kittens out there, David Amram – the man, the myth, the legend – inaugurated the Lake George Jazz Cruise on the lovely paddle-boat the Adirondac, to launch the 27th Lake George Jazz Weekend. And what a start it was.
Twenty seven and counting Jazz Weekends. Lots more great ones to come because the executive team spearheading the Lake George Arts Project’s annual event, executive director John Strong and artistic director Paul Pines have been doing this for that long.
David Amram. The man is a dynamo, and at 80 years old is still going strong both musically and spiritually. He and his band – with son Adam Amram on congas, Kevin Twigg on drums and bassist John Dewitt – played for more than two and a half hours on the three-hour cruise.