The mission of Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is to:
I-Provide a platform for the integration of IDEAS
The “Ideas Committee” felt the best way to “raise the tide that lifts all jazz boats” was to recognize one of Kansas City’s iconic jazz legends: Charlie Parker. Early plans developed around establishing an annual Charlie Parker themed, city-wide jazz artist celebration. This celebration would consists of a 2-3 week schedule of Charlie Parker tribute performances as well as a series of educational and special event programming.