It’s time…..for the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2017, celebrating its 25th anniversary. This year, a fourth night has been added to the festival, adding an evening of dance. In addition, the Festival has partnered with the New School for Jazz and other local organizations to present panel discussions, workshops, and additional performances. August 23-27.
Wednesday, August 23rd from 7:30 to 10:30 pm, Bird With Strings Concert – Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 25th Anniversary by School of Jazz, College of the Performing Arts at the New School, located at Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, Greenwich Village. This is a Free event.
Thursday, August 24th in Marcus Garvey Park from 7-9pm, Jason Samuels Smith’s Chasin’ The Bird Remixed
Saturday, August 26th in Marcus Garvey Park from 3-7pm, Lee Konitz Quartet/Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science/Louis Hayes/Charenee Wade
Family Jazz Party with Charenee Wade, co-presented with SummerStage and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd at 2:00 pm. This is a Free event, a family afternoon of singing, dancing and music making at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 West 129th Street.
Harlem Speaks with Lee Konitz, co-presented with SummerStage and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, will take place on Wednesday August 23rd at 7:00 pm, also at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Tickets here.
Charlie Parker lived in the East Village from 1950-1954, in a brownstone located at 151 Avenue B between East Ninth Street and East 10th Street, across the street from Thompkins Square Park, where the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival will conclude on Sunday, August 27th from 3-7pm with Joshua Redman Quartet/Lou Donaldson/Tia Fuller/Alicia Olatuja
It’s all Free and open to the public.