[JPL] Celebrating Bird ...

Dean Hampton jazz at kc.rr.com
Sun Aug 27 11:19:07 EDT 2006


In less than an hour I will be leaving to attend Kansas City's 
"Celebrating Bird" grave site tribute to Charlie Parker. Photos from 
last year's event are online at http://webjazz.net/birds_grave.html. The 
event was captured by the BBC in a wonderful documentary ("The Charlie 
Parker Story") that was shown only in Europe. Following that is the KC 
Jazz Ambassadors' Birdland Jazz Bash for the rest of the day and most of 
the evening. Then there is Bobby Watson's premier of his new quintet, 
"Live & Learn" at the Blue Room. This is actually a rehearsal for the 
group's up coming CD release on Palmetto.

How is your city and station celebrating Bird (real birthday - August 29th.

Dean Hampton
KCMO



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