Charlie Parker's 100th Birthday Celebration - City Parks Foundation

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

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Charlie Parker's 100th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, August 29, 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Commemorate Bird’s legacy with a digital celebration featuring a historic walk through Tompkins Square Park and a visit to Parker’s house; a conversation featuring Charlie Parker Jazz Festival founder Sam Turvey, performers Jason Moran, Jaleel Shaw and more; and archival highlights from the festival.


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 

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