Charlie Parker: Bird's Fixings

Kansas City saxophonist Charlie "Yardbird" Parker was born August 29th, 1920. To learn more about Parker and celebrate his birthday all month long, the American Jazz Museum presents an array of free programming opportunities! 

In partnership with Marr Sound Archives and the Miller Nichols Library at The University of Missouri-Kansas City, "Bird's Fixings" features a historic panel discussion accompanied by Parker's favorite food: chicken!

There will be a cash bar at this event.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Historic panel discussion about the life of Charlie Parker hosted by Chuck Haddix and Clarence Smith. Chuck is the curator of the Marr Sound Archives, a collection of 400,000 historic sound recordings housed in the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  He hosts the “Fish Fry” a popular radio program featuring the finest in Americana, blues, soul, rhythm and blues, jumpin’ jive and zydeco on FM 89.3, Kansas City’s public radio station, Friday and Saturday nights from 8:00 to midnight. Clarence is coordinator of music at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, where he teaches jazz history, music appreciation, and percussion. He also serves as Director of the Kansas City Jazz Academy, the American Jazz Museum's youth program for jazz education.

Other events celebrating Charlie Parker

Friday, August 2nd @ 5:00 pm - Ready, Set, Bird!

Friday, August 16th @ 7:00 pm - Bird's The Word

Saturday, August 24th @ 5:30 pm - Expectations of Bird






American Jazz Museum


The Blue Room
1600 E 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States