KC Jazz Alive
Charlie Parker Centennial
At Various Venues Around Kansas City
CELEBRATING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF CHARLIE PARKER & KANSAS CITY JAZZ
Kansas City will celebrate Charlie “Bird” Parker’s Centennial with Spotlight 2020: Charlie Parker, a citywide celebration of his life and music on August 19 – 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
Student Music Boot Camp
Kansas City Jazz Meetup
Westport Coffeehouse Concert
2,000 Sax Salute
Headline Concert at Folly Theater