KC Jazz Alive

presents

Spotlight 2020:

Charlie Parker Centennial 

At Various Venues Around Kansas City

CELEBRATING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF CHARLIE PARKER & KANSAS CITY JAZZ

August 2020

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.

Venue Showcase

Black Dolphin

The Phoenix

Green Lady Lounge

Many More

Education Programming

Panel Discussions

Student Music Boot Camp

Exhibitions

History Tour

SOCIAL EVENTS

Kansas City Jazz Meetup

Westport Coffeehouse

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Headline Concert at Folly Theater 

Spotlight 2020: Charlie Parker