Kansas City Charlie Parker Party Time

A proud local tradition . . . Kansas City jazz dudes complain about everybody forgetting this town's all-time favorite heroin junkie.

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You've got a few weeks to properly honor Bird

More than two decades after New York launched an annual music festival to honor the Kansas City icon who propelled jazz into a modern era - that'd be Charlie Parker - the group KC Jazz Alive organized its first celebration of the man.


  1. I wish Charlie Parker's widow had respected his deathbed wish to be buried "anyplace but in Kansas City", then the 18th & Vine District could has truly influenced have been dedicated to honoring someone who he African American Culture in this Town, such Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry!

  2. I wish you had a life^^^


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