An Interview with Charlie Parker’s Daughter

During the annual Charlie Parker Celebration, Charlie Parker’s daughter, Kim Parker, will be joining us to celebrate the memory of Bird!  Chuck Haddix, Yoko Takemura, and Teddy Dibble interviewed Kim Parker last summer when she was in Kansas City for the celebration. This interview has only been published in Japanese, until now.  JAM Magazine translated and[…]

2016 Charlie Parker Celebration: Artist in Residence

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 refreshing, insightful,[…]

UMKC’s Jazz Studies Program on April 11th at Green Lady Lounge!

Join 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. to[…]