KC Jazz Alive
At Various Venues Around Kansas City
A CELEBRATION OF KANSAS CITY JAZZ
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.
Chaz on the Plaza
Soiree Steak & Oyster House
Student Music Boot Camp
Kansas City Jazz Meetup
Westport Coffeehouse Concert
Bird’s 99th Birthday Bash
VIP Reception at Liberty Performing Arts