Thursday, August 26, 2010

Now's the Time: Charlie Parker at Ninety

Sunday is the 90th anniversary of the birth of the late Charlie Parker. The annual grave site salute takes place Sunday at 1 p.m. Here's Dean Hampton's guide to finding Lincoln Cemetery.

GiGi's Jazz Inn and Art Gallery, 3226 Troost, is hosting a Parker-related function on Saturday. And 12th Street Jump honors Parker with a guest appearance from Bobby Watson at midnight Saturday.

The Mutual Musicians Foundation hosts a Parker-related "festival" on Sunday. From a Foundation press release:
The festival features: Lloyd Anthony and Eli; Smooth Groove, culture/environmentally conscience sounds of Sahja Kaya, and 4-year old drummer Wrenardo Williams, Jr., help round out the day’s activities.
I'll see you at the cemetery Sunday.

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