KC Jazz Alive

presents

Spotlight 2019:

Charlie Parker

At Various Venues Around Kansas City

A CELEBRATION OF KANSAS CITY JAZZ

August 2020

Kansas City will celebrate Charlie “Bird” Parker’s Centennial with Spotlight: Charlie Parker, a citywide celebration of his life and music on August 20 – 29. KC Jazz Alive, University of Missouri Kansas City, the American Jazz Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Mutual Musicians Foundation, Bruce Watkins Cultural Center and numerous other cultural and civic organizations will host jam sessions, tours, lectures, exhibits, panel discussions, poetry slams, workshops and concerts celebrating Charlie Parker—Kansas City’s native son.

THERE’s MORE TO THE MUSIC

In addition to enjoying 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 event.

Venue Showcase

Chaz on the Plaza

Nerman Museum

Soiree Steak & Oyster House

Many More

Education Programming

Panel Discussions

Student Music Boot Camp

Exhibitions

History Tour

SOCIAL EVENTS

Kansas City Jazz Meetup

Westport Coffeehouse Concert

Bird’s 99th Birthday Bash

VIP Reception at Liberty Performing Arts

Spotlight 2019: Charlie Parker