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I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last.

 
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  • Born: November 17, 1930
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Composer, Conductor, Multi-instrumentalist, Author

David Werner Amram III 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 Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Willie Nelson, Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus, Pepper Adams, Levon Helm, Betty Carter and Jack Kerouac.

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