Each year we assemble some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect Charlie Parker’s musical individuality and genius, to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist. In 2020, we are celebrating the 100th birthday of Charlie Parker in the 28th iteration of the festival. This vibrant – and free – celebration of jazz in New York brings together stories, veteran players and the next generation of jazz artists. And SummerStage members enjoy express entry and VIP seating.
Celebrate Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday with us as we commemorate it during the annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival weekend on Saturday, August 28th. Join us for an all-day digital Charlie Parker Jazz Festival as a part of our SummerStage Anywhere digital series.
Starting at 10 AM EST on the SummerStage Instagram channel, this special day will feature a celebration of Charlie Parker’s live and the festival with a visit to Tompkins Square Park; a conversation with Charlie Parker Jazz Festival founder Sam Turvey, jazz performers Jason Moran and Jaleel Shaw and many more; plus archived Charlie Parker Jazz Festival performances.
Lineup and format may be subject to change.
Tune in on: Instagram (SummerStage) – click here
10:30 AM – 2018 CPJF Recap
10:45 AM – SummerStage Anywhere Culture Talk: Sam Turvey / Jerome Jennings / Erika Elliott
12:00 PM – 2018 CPJF – Unheard Project interview with Executive Artistic Director, Erika Elliot spoke with Immanuel Wilkins, Ross, Artistic Director of The Jazz Gallery Rio Sakairi, and jazz promoter George Wein
12:15 PM – SummerStage Anywhere Culture Talk: Sheila Jordan / Christian McBride
1:30 PM – 2019 CPJF Recap
1:45 PM – SummerStage Studio: Digital Tap class with Ayodele Casel
3:00 PM – An archival look back at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
4:00 PM – The world premiere of Charlie Parker At 100: A Celebration of Parker’s Birthday and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Enjoy express entry and VIP seating at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival as a SummerStage member. At SummerStage, we believe the arts are for everyone and your membership helps make this possible.