LONNIE MCFADDEN

presents

Charlie Parker

Celebration Concert

featuring

Bobby Watson, Tivon Pennicott

and Ronald McFadden

SAT, AUGUST 25   8 PM   |  GEM THEATER

 

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.

THERE’s MORE TO THE MUSIC

In addition to catching some of the biggest names in Kansas City Jazz, attend one or multiple jazz related public programs, social events, and tours this summer. No matter how you like to get into the swing, there is something for every jazz lover at this year’s Charlie Parker Celebration.

Public Programs

 

 

Panel Discussions

Receptions

Music Bootcamp

Youth Programming

Social Events

 

Networking Events

Catered Brunch + Dinner

Album Release Party

Artists Meet & Greet

HISTORY TOUR

 

Historic Sites

Walk + Bus Tour

Special Presentation

Catered Lunch

2018 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

The 2018 Charlie Parker Celebration Artists-in-Residence are internationally-renowned jazz musicians who perform with Kansas City musicians through the duration of the festival, in addition to leading panels, social events, and educational clinics. This year’s Artists-in-Residence are Kansas City native Lonnie McFadden and 3-Time Grammy Award Winner Tivon Pennicott.