Rising the tide that lifts all jazz boats


The Charlie Parker Celebration is presented by KC Jazz Alive. The mission of KC Jazz Alive is to build awareness, serve as a listening body, provide a platform for integrating ideas, function as a voice, provide exposure to resources, and unite the Kansas City jazz community. To learn more about KC Jazz Alive, visit kcjazzalive.org.

Board of Directors

Jon McGraw, President
Greg Carroll, Vice President
Steve Hargrave, Treasurer
Pam Hider-Johnson, Secretary
John Nobles, Board Member


Elliot Taylor, Administrative Manager
Macy Layne, Communications Consultant



Chris Mees,  B Natural Inc.   |  Programming

Ivy Newman, Viney Group  |  Marketing

Midnight Blue Jazz, LLC

Soli Printing


We extend our sincere appreciation to our 2018 Sponsors, without whom our work would not be possible. We invite you to support these community-minded businesses and organizations.