Join us as we celebrate the life,
the music, and the iconic legacy
of Kansas City’s own:

Charlie “Yardbird” Parker!

Here are the 2023 Events!!!

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10:00 am Opening Jazz Brunch with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant @ The Phoenix
Opening Jazz Brunch with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant @ The Phoenix
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Opening Jazz Brunch with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant @ The Phoenix
The 🔗 SpotlightCharlieParker.org Opening Jazz Brunch with Millie Edwards & Dan Sturdevant with special appearance by 2023 Spotlight Charlie Parker Artist in Residence, Grammy-Nominee Tia Fuller was a great success! PHOTOS BY GREG CARROLL  
6:30 pm Alyssa Murray at the Majestic @ The Majestic
Alyssa Murray at the Majestic @ The Majestic
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alyssa Murray at the Majestic @ The Majestic
https://www.alyssamurraymusic.com/ https://majestickc.com/
7:00 pm Gerald Spaits: “An Evening with Sax and Violins” @ The Warwick Theater
Gerald Spaits: “An Evening with Sax and Violins” @ The Warwick Theater
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gerald Spaits: “An Evening with Sax and Violins” @ The Warwick Theater
Gerald Spaits: “An Evening with Sax and Violins” Sax and Violins is a jazz combo and string ensemble that performs original music and arrangements of jazz classics. Aug 20, 7:00 PM
6:00 pm Peter Schlamb and Matt Villanger @ Chaz on the Plaza
Peter Schlamb and Matt Villanger @ Chaz on the Plaza
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Peter Schlamb and Matt Villanger @ Chaz on the Plaza
Peter Schlamb is a vibraphonist and pianist based in Kansas City, Missouri. He released his second album “Electric Tinks” and maintains a busy schedule performing locally, nationally and internationally. Peter spent several years in New[...]
6:30 pm Mike Pagan @ The Majestic
Mike Pagan @ The Majestic
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mike Pagan @ The Majestic
https://www.michaelpaganmusic.com/ https://majestickc.com/
7:00 pm Blue Room Jam Session @ Blue Room
Blue Room Jam Session @ Blue Room
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Blue Room Jam Session @ Blue Room
Jam session featuring Artist in Residence, Tia Fuller at the Blue Room. Named after the famed 1930s Street Hotel club in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, The Blue Room simultaneously honors the past[...]
6:00 pm Vivid Vision Opening Panel Session “Women in Jazz, Charlie Parker’s Influence” @ Downtown Public Library in Helzberg Auditorium
Vivid Vision Opening Panel Session “Women in Jazz, Charlie Parker’s Influence” @ Downtown Public Library in Helzberg Auditorium
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Vivid Vision Opening Panel Session "Women in Jazz, Charlie Parker's Influence" @ Downtown Public Library in Helzberg Auditorium
– Join KC Jazz ALIVE for the kickoff of the tenth celebration of Kansas City’s own Charlie”Yardbird” Parker. This Opening Panel discussion features panelists Deborah Brown, Carolyn Glenn Brewer and Tia Fuller, and will be[...]
6:00 pm Ken Lovern’s OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
Ken Lovern’s OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ken Lovern's OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
OJT builds on the classic organ jazz trio by mixing old school Kansas City jazz with blues and a modern funky groove.  Ken Lovern on Hammond organ, Kenny Watson Jr. on drums, and Brian Baggett[...]
5:00 pm Bram Wijnands & Lucy Wijnands + Tia Fuller @ KC Bier Co
Bram Wijnands & Lucy Wijnands + Tia Fuller @ KC Bier Co
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bram Wijnands & Lucy Wijnands + Tia Fuller @ KC Bier Co
Join us for a night of live jazz from Kansas City’s finest musicians and special guests to celebrate the 101st birthday of the legendary Charlie Parker! Charlie Parker was a pioneering saxophonist and composer who[...]
6:00 pm Jackie Myers @ Chaz on the Plaza
Jackie Myers @ Chaz on the Plaza
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jackie Myers @ Chaz on the Plaza
Jackie Myers is a jazz pianist, composer, and singer. She is a transplant from Austin Texas, where she performed in the indie touring circuit for almost a decade. She has been playing in Kansas City since December of[...]
6:00 pm Ken Lovern’s OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
Ken Lovern’s OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ken Lovern's OJT @ Green Lady Lounge
OJT builds on the classic organ jazz trio by mixing old school Kansas City jazz with blues and a modern funky groove.  Ken Lovern on Hammond organ, Kenny Watson Jr. on drums, and Brian Baggett[...]
8:00 pm Ken Lovern’s Guitar Elation @ Green Lady Lounge
Ken Lovern’s Guitar Elation @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ken Lovern's Guitar Elation @ Green Lady Lounge
https://kenlovern.com/home https://greenladylounge.com/
7:00 pm Lonnie McFadden @ Lonnie's Reno Club
Lonnie McFadden @ Lonnie's Reno Club
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Lonnie McFadden @ Lonnie's Reno Club
Join us Friday night at Lonnie’s Reno Club for an upscale dinner show experience featuring Lonnie McFadden and his band! The club is an authentic KC jazz club with ties to the history of Midwest[...]
7:00 pm Paganova @ 1909 Club
Paganova @ 1909 Club
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Paganova @ 1909 Club
The 1909 Club is Libations & Company’s vibrant music hall. Come and enjoy this beautiful space dedicated to live music. This intimate setting is cozy and unique, creating an experience that moves both musicians and[...]
8:30 pm Logan Richardson & Blues People featuring Marquis Hill @ The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum
Logan Richardson & Blues People featuring Marquis Hill @ The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum
Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Logan Richardson & Blues People featuring Marquis Hill @ The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum
Logan Richardson’s playing is beyond lyrical—his alto sax often functioning more as a lead vocalist than a virtuoso solo instrument. Known for his adventurous, genre-bending jazz, Logan Richardson is an American-born, Paris-based alto saxophonist. He[...]
11:00 pm Brian Ward Organ Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Brian Ward Organ Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 25 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 12:00 am
Brian Ward Organ Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Dr. Brian Ward, D.M.A., is a keyboardist, recording artist, composer, arranger, and educator from the Pacific Northwest. Ward has performed with Bobby Watson, Will Matthews, Leroy Vinnegar, Bobby Torres, Shirley Nanette, Dee Daniels, Curtis Salgado,[...]
12:00 am Brian Ward Organ Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Brian Ward Organ Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Aug 26 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Brian Ward Organ Trio @ Green Lady Lounge
Dr. Brian Ward, D.M.A., is a keyboardist, recording artist, composer, arranger, and educator from the Pacific Northwest. Ward has performed with Bobby Watson, Will Matthews, Leroy Vinnegar, Bobby Torres, Shirley Nanette, Dee Daniels, Curtis Salgado,[...]
10:00 am Charlie Parker at 18th and Vine Walking Tour @ 18th & Vine Jazz District
Charlie Parker at 18th and Vine Walking Tour @ 18th & Vine Jazz District
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Charlie Parker at 18th and Vine Walking Tour @ 18th & Vine Jazz District
Get your tickets TODAY for a walking tour of one of Kansas City’s most historic neighborhoods; 18th & Vine Jazz District! Celebrate Charlie Parker’s birthday by touring Bird’s old stomping grounds and feel his tunes[...]
5:00 pm American Jazz Museum “In The Yard” featuring Logan Richardson & Blues People feat. Marquis Hill and Dwele @ American Jazz Museum
American Jazz Museum “In The Yard” featuring Logan Richardson & Blues People feat. Marquis Hill and Dwele @ American Jazz Museum
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
American Jazz Museum “In The Yard” featuring Logan Richardson & Blues People feat. Marquis Hill and Dwele @ American Jazz Museum
In The Yard: Annual Outdoor Music Celebration Celebrate Charlie Parker’s Birthday weekend during our annual outdoor concert event in our backyard!
8:00 pm Charlie Parker Tribute Concert Featuring Grammy-Nominee Tia Fuller @ Folly Theater
Charlie Parker Tribute Concert Featuring Grammy-Nominee Tia Fuller @ Folly Theater
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Charlie Parker Tribute Concert Featuring Grammy-Nominee Tia Fuller @ Folly Theater
🎷 Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is proud to present 2023 Spotlight: Charlie Parker – shining a bright light on the musical genius of Kansas City’s own Charlie “Yardbird” Parker! – – Now in its 10th[...]
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