Video from Collaboration with Jazz Musician David Amram

19 Sep


This is the video from my collaborative reading with David Amram at Cornelia Street Cafe on Labor Day.  If you missed my full recap, you can read it here.

In the video you’ll hear me reading a section on Jack Kerouac’s time in Mexico, which gives some perspective on Kerouac’s faith, his sensitivity toward animals, and his tumultuous friendship with Neal Cassady.  The book I’m reading from is my book with Paul Maher Jr. called Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

Special thanks to my videographer Liz Koenig.

The event also picked up some press!

Larry Closs mentioned it in his article “Transcending Beat with David Amram.”

The Pappas Post mentioned it in “Stephanie Nikolopoulos and Jazz legend David Amram pay tribute to Jack Kerouac.”


9 Responses to “Video from Collaboration with Jazz Musician David Amram”


  1. Miguel Algarin’s Birthday Reading « Stephanie Nikolopoulos - October 4, 2012

    […] read “The Night Charlie Parker Played Tenor at Montmartre Cafe in Greenwich Village” at David Amram‘s show the week prior, read his poem about the pronunciation of his name and other immigrant […]

  2. Gift Guide for the Beat Reader « Stephanie Nikolopoulos - December 14, 2012

    […] Musician and author David Amram did jazz-poetry performances with Kerouac and other poets. He also wrote the scores to films such as Splendor in the Grass and The Manchurian Candidate and has jammed with a wide variety of musicians. David Amram: The First 80 Years chronicles his genius talent. (You can watch a video of me reading with Amram here.) […]

  3. John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, and Jack Kerouac Write about Nature | Stephanie Nikolopoulos - April 23, 2013

    […] in this clip of me reading from Burning Furiously Beautiful about Jack Kerouac’s empathy toward […]

  4. Friday Links + More Than a Thousand People Like Our Book! | Stephanie Nikolopoulos - August 16, 2013

    […] the whole idea of the so-called Beat Generation mythology. Since then, he’s invited me to read with him, has promoted my work in his own shows, and continually pushes me to think about life and art in new […]

  5. Adventuring with Author Larry Closs to See Jonathan Collins’ Beat-inspired Paintings | Stephanie Nikolopoulos - September 17, 2013

    […] paintings, when he’d brought his portfolio down to Cornelia Street Cafe when I was reading with David Amram, they were so realistic I thought they were photographs. Seeing them in person for the first time I […]

  6. Recap from My Reading at Jason Harrod’s Album Launch | Stephanie Nikolopoulos - October 2, 2013

    […] the future to show you from the reading, but in the meantime you can see me reading it with Amram here. I selected this particular passage because Jason had asked me to read something about wrestling […]

  7. Jamming Jack | Stephanie Nikolopoulos - November 7, 2013

    […] and that she doesn’t know he’s going to call her stage, and then calls out my name! The last time I read with David I was so nervous I could barely eat the entire day. I didn’t have time to get nervous this […]

  8. Kerouac Goes Missing in Mali | Stephanie Nikolopoulos - February 18, 2014

    […] Video from Collaboration with Jazz Musician David Amram (in which I read an excerpt from Burning Furiously Beautiful that demonstrates Kerouac’s sensitivity toward animals) […]

  9. See New York Through David Amram’s Eyes Tomorrow | Stephanie Nikolopoulos - April 25, 2014

    […] video of when I read with David Amram at Cornelia Street […]

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