8/6/2014 by Rick Hellman – There’s a line in the New Testament—“A prophet is without honor only in his hometown”—that could describe the way Kansas City has sometimes regarded its most famous musical son, Charlie “Bird” Parker.
KC BUSINESS JOURNAL
Aug 12, 2014 by Leslie Collins, Kansas City Business Journal – The Charlie Parker Celebration is not just about the Kansas City saxophone great. It is about celebrating the area jazz and uniting the jazz community.
THE KANSAS CITY STAR
August 13, 2014 by Joe Klopus – The group KC Jazz Alive has put together a Charlie Parker Celebration, the first sizable community effort on behalf of Parker’s memory and achievements in this town in too many years.
08/05/14 by Jeff Tamarkin – A citywide, 17-day celebration of Charlie Parker is planned for Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 14-30. A joint effort by KC Jazz ALIVE, the series of events will explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Kansas City native Parker.
Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is a 501 (c)(3) catalyst group organized to implement opportunities for the Greater Kansas City jazz community.
Its members work in concert to “Raise the Tide that Lifts all Jazz Boats”.
The mission of Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is to:
A-Build AWARENESS of the needs of the metropolitan jazz community
L-Serving as a LISTENING body
I-Provide a platform for the integration of IDEAS
V-Function as a VOICE for the jazz community
E–Provide EXPOSURE to applicable resources for the Kansas City jazz community.
Social Media We are proud to announce Tivon Pennicott as the 2016 Charlie Parker Celebration Artist in Residence (AIR)! His unique style incorporates his masterful attention to rhythm, tasteful melodic lines, and his deep understanding of the importance of the groove. His maturity as a player extends far beyond his years, facilitating music that is[…]
Social Media UMKC Jazz Night Pre-reception and Concert April 26 6:30 Reception on the Second Floor 7:30 pm Concert Folly Theater 300 W 12 St Kansas City, MO 64105 UMKC Jazz Night at the The Folly Theater – April 26, 2016! UMKC Jazz Friends Membership Party starts at 6:30p with complementary beer & wine[…]
Social Media April is National Jazz Appreciation Month, and to show their support, a portion of proceeds from all 39Rainbow restaurant tenants will be donated to KC Jazz ALIVE! Go out and eat at Subway, 7-Eleven, topp’d, Five Guys and IHOP through April 30 to support jazz in Kansas City! Come and enjoy live,[…]
Social Media Kansas City original, Charlie “Yardbird” Parker’s creativity and style of play made him one of the most important jazz innovators of the 20th century. Charlie Parker’s play displayed a sense of energy, creativity, freedom and daring that wasn’t there before. During his time in NYC, Parker became an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat Generation, personifying[…]
Social MediaJoin UMKC’s Jazz Studies Program on April 11th, 2016 at Green Lady Lounge! Great music, for FREE! The Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Latin Jazz Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Bass Ensemble, along with seven Jazz Combos, perform standards and originals in the Orion Room. All compositions and arrangements will be announced from the stage, 6:00 p.m.[…]
Social Media – – – Ongoing CPC Media links: (newest on top) 2015-08-25: http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/jazz-beat-ryan-heinlein-and-the-kansas-city-bone-company/Content?oid=5507362 2015-08-25: KMBZ radio for 10:30 8/25 Kim Parker to do an interview with E.J. and Ellen, the morning team. Probably 20-30 minutes! 2015-08-25: http://www.kshb.com/thenow/kansas-city-celebrates-legendary-jazz-musician-charlie-parker 2015-08-25: Jason Piggie will film Tuesdays CPC performance at Café Trio 2015-08-25: Rodney Thompson will film Tuesday[…]