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

CONTACT:
Lisa Heishman, Director of External Affairs & Communications
lheishman@kcjazz.org
816-895-8470

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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

About the American Jazz Museum
The mission of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City is to celebrate and exhibit the experience of jazz as an original American art form through performance, exhibition, education, and research at one of the country’s jazz crossroads – 18th & Vine. As the only museum in the world solely focused on the preservation, exhibition and advancement of jazz music, the American Jazz Museum is dedicated to public service and collaborative efforts to expand the influence, awareness and appreciation of jazz among the widest demographic of people across the Kansas City region, as well as among those based in various locations worldwide. For a complete list of upcoming programs and performances, visit www.americanjazzmuseum.org