Kerouac's Lowell

2011 Event

This Song's for You, Jack!! 3-13-2010: The Jonathan Edwards Band with David Amram and Jason Eisenberg


Lowell Celebrates Kerouac & UMass Lowell presents
Jack Kerouac's 88th Birthday Celebration

March 11, 2010: One Fast Move Or Im Gone
Soundtrack CD listening session w/Jim Sampas
           Durgin Hall, Room 114; RSVP required

Screening & discussion w/Producer Jim Sampas
         UML, O'Leary Library Auditorium, open seating

March 12, 2010: "Jack Kerouac Day"
 Govenor's proclamation of "Jack Kerouac Day"
Jay Atkinson's "Paradise Road" released today!
Joe MacFadzen photo exhibition downtown
4pm: "Lowell Blues" a film by Henry Ferrini
  Lowell National Historical Park Visitors Center
Pick up your FREE Kerouac Guide Map
Brew'd Awakening, 61 Market St.
 "Paradise Road" book readings & signing
"Paradise Road" remarks by Jay & David Amram
 and general celebration at Old Court, 29 Central St.

For info email: Steve Edington

  • March 13, 2010: "Amram Jam"      (2 - 5:30pm)
    "Amram Jam" open mic readings
    • at Dharma Buns, 26A Market Street
    • David Amram plays behind the readings
    • Host Mary/John Capriole; Moderator Roger Brunelle
    • "On the Road" art presentation by Mary Capriole
    • John Capriole discusses the origin of Dharma Buns
    • "Paradise Road" web video (4 min., 2:30-2:40pm)

    7pm: "This is BEAT!"                          (7 - 9pm)

    • an evening with David Amram & friends
      at Caffe Paradiso, 45 Palmer St.
    • Readings by Tony Sampas, Paul Marion, Steve Edington, Nancy Hebstman, Jerry Bisantz, Richard Rourke, David Perry and Lawrence Carradini.
      Acoustic jazz presentation by David Amram with:
      Lowell Jazz Day Camp
      Allyssa Jones, Stanley C. Swann III, Paul Combs and John Harrington with guest vocalist Lura Smith of MCC.

      Lowell Moonglow Entertainment
      Mike Payette and
      Charles Langford
    • UMass Lowell Classical String Trio
      Kristin Chartier, Tim Nunes, Adam Nunes

    9pm:  "This Song's for You, Jack!"  (9:30pm - 2am)

    • Singer/Songwriter Bob Martin
    • Celtic: Nolwenn Monjarret (of The Chieftains)
    • Singer/Songwriter Alan Crane
      Amy Black & The Red Clay Rascals
    • The Jonathan Edwards Band with
    • Taylor Armerding, Stuart Shulman, Charlie Rose


Details about March 13 Events
March 13, 2010 - Adam and David Amram
with Honoree John Sampas & John Jr. at
This is BEAT! at Caffe Paradiso
Photo by George Koumantzelis





David Amram with Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Haynes,
Walter Davis, Jr. and Percy Heath

Joe McFadzen's art will be on display at Dharma Buns from March 11 - March 13.
George DeLuca, Producer/Director
Event Production by
Sound by Cliff Whalen and David Cleaves

Special Thanks To:
David Amram, Lowell Historical National Park, Dharma Buns, Caffe Paradiso
, Brewd Awakenings, The Old Court, Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College, all performers, readers and crew.

Paradise Road
Jack Kerouac's Lost Highway & My Search for America
by Jay Atkinson

photo by J. Juniper Friedman


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