Celebrating 100 Years of Charlie Parker
A benefit for The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra
Join The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra for a celebration of the centennial of Charlie Parker’s birth. Featuring music from Bird’s most iconic album, Bird with Strings, as well as numerous other Charlie Parker tunes, this concert will honor the musical genius of one of Kansas City’s most influential musicians. Joining the KCJO for this celebration are three renowned saxophonists: David Valdez, Jaleel Shaw, and Bobby Watson. Parker's vibrant music and lasting legacy will be brought to life by these acclaimed musicians in the beautiful Folly Theater.
All proceeds from this event benefit the mission of The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra: Through performances and education programs, The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra preserves the rich heritage of jazz, nurtures its growth, and encourages its appreciation as an art form for all ages.