Are We Doomed To Forget The Kansas City Charlie Parker Legacy???
Here's a guide to the 4th annual celebration but also a reminder that most of the participants are getting up there in years as well and few youngsters are showing much jazz appreciation . . . Meanwhile, City Hall is spending MILLIONS to subsidize a party district dedicated to a mostly forgotten art form.
Check this listing of local events that hope to rekindle some interest to the brilliant junkie who defined the sound of this town:
The 2017 Charlie Parker Celebration is presented by KC Jazz Alive. The mission of KC Jazz Alive is to build awareness, serve as a listening body, provide a platform for integrating ideas, function as a voice, provide exposure to resources, and unite the Kansas City jazz community.