2014 Charlie Parker Celebration | “The Charlie Parker Celebration isn’t just about the Kansas City saxophone great. It’s about celebrating the area’s jazz and uniting the jazz community.” – Kansas City Business Journal
“The celebration features more than two solid weeks of performances and discussions dedicated to the Bird, the finest musician this town has ever produced, a man who opened spaces that every musician in jazz since that time simply has to pass through.” – The Kansas City Star
UPCOMING: PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Bird Lives Music BOOT CAMP
Saturday August 23 — 10am
American Jazz Museum, Free
Students of all ages (adult musicians welcome) are invited to this progressive music boot camp. Musicians will become fully immersed in the music of the jazz legend and composer, Charlie Parker. Led by a host of selected KC jazz artists, representing each instrument within the jazz ensemble including saxes, trumpet, trombone, and rhythm (piano, bass, drums).
Sponsored by the American Jazz Museum in cooperation with a host of invited educators and institutions.
BBC DOCUMENTARY THE CHARLIE PARKER STORY (2005)
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