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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

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Willie Jones III - A Charlie Parker Centennial Celebration featuring Sarah Hanahan, Godwin Louis, Justin Robinson, Erena Terakubo with Donald Vega and Endea Owens / Samara Joy
In Association with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Sunday, August 29, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Marcus Garvey Park

18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027

All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, and subject to venue capacity limits.

In response to the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, all guests of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival SummerStage events at Marcus Garvey Park on August 27, 28 and 29, will be required to show either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (final dose by August 15) or a negative PCR test within the last 72 hours in order to enter.

Learn more about acceptable documentation, mask guidelines, and other safety protocols here.

This performance will be livestreamed on CharlieParkerJazzFestival.org.

For the Charlie Parker Centennial, Willie Jones III and Jazz at Lincoln Center have assembled a multi-generational, international band of men and women to represent the global impact that Parker had—and continues to have—on music and the musicians that make it. Jones serves as music director, anchoring the rhythm section on drums. The rest of the ensemble includes pianist Donald Vega (who plays regularly with the legendary Ron Carter); bassist and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Endea Owens, the house bassist in Jon Batiste’s Stay Human on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert; the alto saxophonists include Justin Robinson (a veteran of Roy Hargrove’s bands), Sapporo, Japan’s Erena Terakubo, a bandleader in her own right with six albums under her belt, and Harlem’s Godwin Louis, who founded the “Experience Ayiti” foundation for multi-disciplinary arts education, and Juilliard masters student Sarah Hanahan. The evening will also feature a festival-debuting performance by Samara Joy, a rising New York-based singer and the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner.

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