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S:CP media COVERAGE (2013-2022)

KC Jazz ALIVE, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the American Jazz Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Mutual Musicians Foundation, the Bruce Watkins Cultural Center, the Burnett Music Foundation, and numerous other cultural and civic organizations have hosted jam sessions, tours, lectures, exhibits, panel discussions, poetry slams, workshops, and concerts celebrating Bird’s legacy while also spotlighting the contemporary musicians and venues in the Kansas City metropolitan area that perpetuate the style today.

In 2022 alone, Spotlight Charlie Parker presented and highlighted a total of 24 events throughout Kansas City. A list of specific events and participant statistics are provided in this summary document. Of the 24 events held in 2022, statistics were collected at 16 events. The aggregate of these events includes the following statistical and demographic results…. Click here for the full report.

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Charlie Parker in the Spotlight ~ Kansas City, MO Communications

Celebrating Charlie Parker and Kansas City Jazz ~ KSHB 41

An Annual Celebration Honoring the Great Jazz Musician Charlie Parker Returns to Kansas City ~ Steve Kraske’s Up-to-Date, KCUR

Spotlight: Charlie Parker Kicks Off Next Week ~ The Kansas City Globe

Now’s The Time: Morgan Faw ~ Bill Brownlee,

Swapping Fours Podcast (with Chris Burnett) ~ Live Jazz KC

Kansas City things to do: CharlieParker event, ‘Maya,’ Ethnic Enrichment Festival ~ The Kansas City Star

Morning Show, a preview of Spotlight: Charlie Parker ’22 (with Steve Hargrave) ~ Fox4 News

Jazz Afternoon Show (1:30 pm, live-in-studio, Jon McGraw) ~ Karle Robinson KKFI 90.1 FM

Bryan Truta Show (with Steve Hargrave) ~ The Bridge KTBG 90.9 FM

Jazz Geek Show (1:30 live, Steve Hargrave and Morgan Faw) ~ Roger Wilder KKFI 90.1 FM

Neon Jazz Podcast (with Steve Hargrave) ~ Joe Dimino, host


KSHB Channel 41
Jutta Behnen of the Goethe Institut-KC
KC Jazz Ambassadors
KC Jazz Ambassadors


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