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Jul 24, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Each year Charlie Parker Jazz Festival assembles some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect Charlie Parker’s musical individuality and genius, to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist.

In a world of modern music - not just jazz - few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie Parker, best known as "Bird" (short for "Yardbird") to generations of musicians. He was born in1920 and almost sixty years since his death in 1955, he is universally celebrated for single-handedly inventing bebop and bringing jazz  into the modern era.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is New York City's annual salute to the legendary saxophonist. City Parks Foundation is proud to celebrate this histories festival, featuring contemporaries of Charlie Parker as well as young jazz musicians that continue to shape and drive the art form.

2016 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Friday, August 26
Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground / DJ Greg Caz
Marcus Garvey Park, MN 7PM – 9PM

Saturday, August 27
Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet / Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles / The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn / Charles Turner III / Master Class: Samuel Coleman
Marcus Garvey Park, MN 3PM – 7PM

Sunday, August 28
DeJohnette - Holland - Moran / Allan Harris / Donny McCaslin Group / Grace Kelly
Tompkins Square Park, MN 3PM – 7PM


Full Program


Various venues in NYC


From: Jul 24, 2016
To: Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM


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