Tragically underplayed in the local media, Kansas City is in the midst of a weeklong celebration of a Jazz musician who put this town's name on the map before international audiences . . .
Check the guide to the the ongoing celebration . . .
2016 CHARLIE PARKER CELEBRATION
While there are some naysayers who downplay this week long party . . . The Kansas City Charlie Parker tribute continues to be an important event that defines Kansas City's role in developing the first original American art form.