A CITY-WIDE CELEBRATION OF KANSAS CITY JAZZ

August 16–25, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Kansas City native, Charlie “Yardbird” Parker!  This 10-day celebration is jam-packed with education sessions, public programs, and music at the greatest jazz venues in Kansas City!  The Charlie Parker Celebration features talented jazz musicians, educators and scholars, alongside our 2018 Artists-in-Residence.

 

2018 FEATURED ARTISTS

KC Jazz ALIVE is excited to announce the Featured Artists for our 5th Annual Charlie Parker Celebration! 

 

A SNEAK PEAK OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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“Chasing Bird: The Impact of Kansas City Music Genius Charles “Yardbird” Parker

August 16, 6pm – 8:30pm

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Charlie Parker Student Music Boot Camp

August 18, 10am – 4pm 

GEM Theater

Chicken Feed Dinner in Honor of Charlie Parker

August 18, 5pm – 7pm

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

 Jazz Meet & Greet

August 19, 4pm – 8pm

Ironwoods

Bird’s Blindfold Test: A Jazz Listening Party

August 20, 6:30pm – 8pm 

Location: TBD

Urban Core: Networking for Bird

August 22, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

BAC Horn Doctors

Kansas City Jazz Meet Up

August 23, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

KC Bier Co

Kansas City Jazz History Tour

August 25, 9:30am – 1pm

(various locations, lunch is provided with ticket)

Signature Concert

August 25, 2018

GEM Theater