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Spotlight 2019: Charlie Parker features a series of spotlight events in Kansas City throughout August. We are excited to continue showcasing Kansas City jazz while highlighting our hometown legend, Charlie “Yardbird” Parker. Mark your calendars for the dates below!

Aug
17
Thu
Dr. Tammy Kernodle at American Jazz Museum @ American Jazz Museum
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tivon Pennicott & Sullivan Fortner at Blue Room @ Blue Room
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
18
Fri
Lonnie McFadden at The Phoenix @ The Phoenix
Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bram Wijnands ft Tivon Pennicott at The Majestic @ The Majestic
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stan Kessler’s Crossroads Quartet ft Tivon Pennicott & Sullivan Fortner @ Black Dolphin
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Aug
19
Sat
KC Jazz Ambassador BBQ @ Theis Park
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
We Remember Bird Panel @ Theis Park
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Panel discussion on Charlie Parker and Kansas City Jazz

Live Bird by Jeff Robinson @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Chris Hazelton + New Transitions ft Tivon Pennicott @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Project H + Ryan Heinlen ft Sullivan Fortner @ Black Dolphin
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Stephen Martin Quartet ft Tivon Pennicott @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 19 @ 10:30 pm – Aug 20 @ 12:00 am
Aug
20
Sun
Millie Edwards Ft Tivon Pennicott & Sullivan Fortner @ The Phoenix
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Backstage Meet & Greet with the Artists @ The Lodge at Ironwoods
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
David Basse Band ft Tivon Pennicott & Sullivan Fortner @ The Lodge at Ironwoods
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
21
Mon
Student Music Workshop @ The Blue Room
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aug
22
Tue
Gerald Spaits & Charles Perkins @ Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
John Blegen + Rod Fleeman ft Tivon Pennicott @ Chaz on the Plaza
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
David Basse + Jim Lower Orchestra @ Californos
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
23
Wed
Stan Kessler’s Band ft Tivon Pennicott & Sullivan Fortner @ Westport Coffeehouse
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Matt Villinger ft Tivon Pennicott @ The Majestic
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Aug
24
Thu
Backstage Meet & Greet – Networking with Tivon Pennicott & Sullivan Fortner @ Brick House
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Micah Herman ft Tivon Pennicott & Sullivan Fortner @ The Ship
Aug 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Aug
25
Fri
Lonnie McFadden ft Sullivan Fortner @ The Phoenix
Aug 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tim Whitmer & Tivon Pennicott @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ken Lovern & Tivon Pennicott @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sullivan Fortner @ The Blue Room
Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Aug
26
Sat
2017 Jazz History Tour @ American Jazz Museum
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you ever wonder how jazz came to be what it is today? Where did it all start? Many of the most influential jazz musicians to date started right here, in Kansas City, Missouri. Charlie Parker, Kansas City native, came of age as a musician, and a man in Kansas City. The metro area is dotted with buildings and places associated with his life and career, and we want to take you on a trip to the past to experience where Bird became the legend we know him as today.

The Jazz History tour visits special sites in Kansas City that played a significant role in the life and development of Charlie Parker. The two-part tour begins at 9:30 a.m. at the American Jazz Museum with a walking tour of the Jazz District. The tour will feature a presentation by jazz historian Chuck Haddix in the Centennial United Methodist Church.

New this year: The tour also includes a open house opportunity at the Mutual Musicians foundation – the place where Bird met Dizzy.

Schedule:

9:30 am – Convene in American Jazz Museum Lobby.

9:45 am – Chuck Haddix leads walking Tour of Jazz District.

10:15 am – Presentation at Centennial United Methodist Church.

11:00 am – Open House at Mutual Musicians Foundation.

2:00 pm – Chicken Feed at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center **optional**

Following the Jazz History Tour, we invite you to join us for a “Chicken Feed” at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center! Enjoy Charlie Parker’s favorite dish, fried chicken, while getting to know some of Kansas City’s local jazz musicians!

Chuck Haddix: Director of UMKC Marr Sound Archives, host of KCUR 89.3 “Fish Fry” on Fri. and Sat. nights, author of “Bird – The Life and Music of Charlie Parker” and “Kansas City Jazz – From Ragtime to Bebop”

21 Sax Salute @ Lincoln Cemetery
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chicken Feed @ Bruce R Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2017 Jazz Experience: Rhythm Changes @ Folly Theater
Aug 26 @ 6:02 pm – 8:00 pm
Jazz Experience Pre-Party @ Folly Theater
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm