Upcoming Events

Third Annual Charlie Parkerâ„¢ Celebration

What: Celebrating & exploring the life/legacy of KC native/jazz great, Charlie “Yardbird” Parkerâ„¢.
When: August 18 through August 27
Where: KC Jazz Clubs, American Jazz Museum, 18th & Vine Jazz District, Lincoln Cemetery (Parker gravesite) and other historical KC locations.

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The 3rd Annual Kansas City Charlie Parker Celebration (CPC) will again explore and recognize the legacy of one the most influential saxophonists and jazz icons to ever perform.  The Celebration, a comprehensive Charlie Parker tribute, continues to grow locally and gain recognition through the U.S.

Parker was born in 1920 in Kansas City, Kan., and moved in 1927 to Kansas City, Mo. — where jazz was flourishing and the city was one of several ports instrumental in ushering in the musical improvisation style of Bebop, which Parker is identified with.

Past Events

2016 Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue

Sunday, February 28,
12 – 2:30 pm and 3 – 5:30 pm
Waldo Pizza Tap Room
7433 Broadway
Kansas City, MO



2012 Coda Jazz Jam

November 18
The Blue Room

5534 Coda Jazz 3x5 Ad

2011 Kansas City Yardbird Jazz and Film Festival

August 27
American Jazz Museum Complex & The Gem Theatre


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