Mayor Lucas, Bobby Watson, And Bryan Parker, Grandson Of Charlie Parker, To Join American Jazz Museum On Anniversary of Bird's Death To Announce New Campaign

For Immediate Release 

March 11, 2021

Lisa Heishman, Director of External Affairs & Communications


On Friday, March 12th the American Jazz Museum will announce details of a new major campaign initiative. In the Yard is an effort to raise $101,000 by August 29, Parker's 101st birthday, to support educational jazz youth programming, increased digitization of collections and programs, and a new KC Jazz Incubator to support local musicians and the 18th and Vine district. The incubator will serve as a hub for local musicians to build foundations of success through mentorship, collaboration, improvisation, and innovation.

Members of the local media are cordially invited to attend a socially-distanced press conference on behalf of Rashida Phillips, American Jazz Museum Executive Director and the American Jazz Museum Board of Directors.
WHEN: Friday, March 12th at 9:30am (doors open at 9am for setup)
WHERE: American Jazz Museum atrium | 1616 East 18th Street\