August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Nelson-Atkins Museum
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City
MO 64111
Jazz, Millennials, and the Music and Legacy of Charlie Parker - Nelson-Atkins 3rd Thursday @ Nelson-Atkins Museum

Moderated by Mitch Butler, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies for UMKC, will moderate an engaging panel discussion in conjunction with Nelson-Atkins Museum’s Third Thursday event.

This event will kick off “Spotlight 2019: Charlie Parker”, a multi-day event dedicated to elevating jazz in Kansas City. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

A discussion concerning the state of music and jazz with the millennial generation and their relationship to the musical innovations of Charlie Parker. The focus will range from the subject of jazz education of young musicians to the influence of Parker’s music on current and future performers of jazz and other styles of music. The panel will investigate these topics from a local, national, and international perspective.


Mitch Butler – Moderator

Bobby Watson – Saxophonist and Legendary KC Musician and Recording Artist

Tia Fuller – Saxophonist and International Touring Musician and Recording Artist

Eddie Moore – Pianist, recording Artist, Producer, and KC Musician

Tickets for this event are FREE, but they are required.

While you are here, be sure to check out the latest exhibition, 30 Americans. Drawn exclusively from the acclaimed Miami-based Rubell Family Collection, 30 Americans features 30 of the most significant African American artists of the past four decades. Together, their art resonates with celebration and critique, reckons with triumph and tragedy, and offers an exploration of what it means to be American.


Members and Youth under 12 FREE

Adults: $18

Seniors: $16

Students: $10