SummerFest2020 Presents ~ The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, a Virtual 100th Birthday Celebration




This year, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival will go digital, celebrating Charlie Parker at 100, with livestream performances and talks. Not skipping a beat, this 28th iteration of the festival, will bring Jazz to New Yorkers for free online streaming.

Capital One City Parks Foundationn SummerStage, the City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival will be held on Saturday, August 29th with an all-day digital series from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The online celebration will include a historic walk through Tompkins Square Park and a visit to Charlie Parker’s house. Also on tap that day, a conversation featuring Charlie Parker Jazz Festival founder Sam Turvey, performers Jason Moran, Jaleel Shaw and many more + archival visits to past festivals.

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Tune into Jazzmobile TV on YouTube for T.K. Blue celebrating Charlie Parker at 100 in a performance filmed in the amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park ~ streaming at 7:00pm.

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Jazzmobile TV on YouTube premieres weekly performances that are available any time On Demand, making it possible for an even wider audience to view these stellar programs through September 30, 2020 at home or wherever you are!

Check out Great Jazz on the Great Hill (GJGH), Director’s Cu, a partnership with the Central Park Conservancy, premiered on Saturday, August 22, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm | EDT (Jazzmobile TV YouTube above). The thousands who normally come to GJGH every year will now be able to enjoy the music of vocalist and Emcee, Alyson Williams, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and his quartet and theGeorge Gee swing Band with vocalist John Dokes on Jazzmobile TV | YouTube.

After the August 8 premiere of The Central Park Conservancy and Jazzmobile Presents Great Jazz on the Great Hill, Jazzmobile SUMMERFEST has taken to the “airwaves” demonstrating that New York City’s longest-running jazz festival is going strong.  The new Jazzmobile season promises to be another outstanding year of high-quality performances, bringing straight-ahead, swing, blues, Latin, Afro-Cuban concerts and more to their thousands of followers and new fans.

We caught up with Jazzmobile during filming at Marcus Garvey Park

We caught up with Jazzmobile while they were filming in the Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. While the stage was rocking, there wasn’t a fan to be seen in the stands that are usually packed, with an overflow crowd on the lawn adjacent to the stage.

Check out Jazzmobile Summerfest2020 on Next Day On Demand viewing, Jazzmobile TV on YouTube at 7:00pm.