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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!

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12th Street Jump 7:30 pm
12th Street Jump @ Black Dolphin
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
12th Street Jump @ Black Dolphin
 
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Bird Boot Camp 10:00 am
Bird Boot Camp @ Location TBD
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bird Boot Camp @ Location TBD
Ticket information coming soon! “Bird” Boot Camp is an applied jazz education experience that immerses participants into the theory and practice of jazz music on several levels. Performance. Compositional Theory. Improvisation. Stay tuned for more[...]
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2,000 Sax Salute to Bird 1:00 pm
2,000 Sax Salute to Bird @ Location TBD
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join KC Jazz Ambassadors while they break the record for highest number of saxophones in one space, playing at one time! 2,000+ horns are expected to attend and perform a tune by KC legend, Charlie[...]
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Jazz Meetup Featuring Bram Wijnands and Special Guests 5:30 pm
Jazz Meetup Featuring Bram Wijnands and Special Guests @ KC Bier Co
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jazz Meetup Featuring Bram Wijnands and Special Guests @ KC Bier Co
The Kansas City Jazz Meetup group has been a fun way for us to get out to local venues and meet others in KC who love jazz! On August 27th, join us for an evening[...]
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Early Bird: Charlie Parker at 18th & Vine Walking Tour 10:00 am
Early Bird: Charlie Parker at 18th & Vine Walking Tour @ 18th & Vine - Start at American Jazz Museum
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Early Bird: Charlie Parker at 18th & Vine Walking Tour @ 18th & Vine - Start at American Jazz Museum
Ticket information coming soon! Charlie Parker spent many meaningful hours in and around the area known as 18th and Vine. Join tour guides Chuck Haddix and Jacob Wagner from UMKC on a walking tour of[...]
Charlie Parker ‘100 – Kansas City All Stars Featuring Dan Thomas 8:00 pm
Charlie Parker ‘100 – Kansas City All Stars Featuring Dan Thomas @ Folly Theater
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thomas will lead the most significant artistic voices in the City (many with international reputations) and highlight the momentous Kansas City musical impact on Charlie Parker.  The band will celebrate Kansas City’s unique cultural history,[...]
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