The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival annually brings together leading musicians who reflect Parker’s musical individuality and genius, to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary, City Parks Foundation will be presenting a variety of events, panels, and workshops leading up to the weekend festival that will help celebrate the legacy of Charlie Parker and further illuminate jazz in a diverse way.
Friday, 17 August at Whole Foods Market Upper West Side - Jazz Legends: Charlie Parker Tribute
Sunday, 19 August at Ginny’s Supper Club at Red Rooster - Andy Milne’s Bandwidth
Monday, 20 August at Ginny’s Supper Club at Red Rooster - Lakecia Benjamin
Friday, 24 August at Marcus Garvey Park – BIRD WITH STRINGS WITH MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON AND SPECIAL GUESTS
Produced by Revive Music
Saturday, 25 August at Marcus Garvey Park – ROY HAYNES / RENE MARIE’S ‘EXPERIMENT IN TRUTH’ / DERRICK HODGE / ERIMAJ
Sunday, 26 August at Tompkins Square Park – ERNESTINE ANDERSON QUARTET / GREGORY PORTER / ANDY MILNE & DAPP THEORY/ SULLIVAN FORTNER
City Parks Foundation Website
Please click here for a Culturekiosque archive feature: Bird Lives Fifty Years After by the late jazz journalist and critic Mike Zwerin.