August 17, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Nelson-Atkins Tivoli
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Bird 101: The Art of Charlie Parker in Kansas City (Film Screening & Panel Discussion) @ The Nelson-Atkins Tivoli

Celebrate Charlie Parker’s enduring musical legacy with a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Bird: Not Out of Nowhere and a panel discussion in the Tivoli Theater at the Nelson Atkins-Museum of Art.

Produced by Brad Austin, an Emmy-Award-winning KCPT Producer, Bird: Not Out of Nowhere takes an in-depth look at Parker’s early life and music and his enduring influence on present-day Kansas City jazz musicians. The documentary features rarely-seen archival footage, interviews, and performances by Bobby Watson, Lonnie McFadden, Logan Richardson, and commentary by Chuck Haddix, author of Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker.

The August 17th screening from 5:30 – 6:30 will be followed by a lively panel discussion featuring Austin, Watson, McFadden, and Haddix.

Check out this write-up on the documentary in London Jazz News!