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Aug SCP: Vivid Vision Panel Session: Bird Lives

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is proud to present 2024 Spotlight: Charlie Parker – shining a bright light on the musical genius of Kansas City’s own Charlie “Yardbird” Parker! Please join us for a discussion of Bird’s musical legacy and his everlasting influence on modern music.

For this session we will have the following panelists: (Panelists subject to change)

  • Carl Allen – Drummer, Educator and Director of Jazz Studies at UMKC
  • Carolyn Glenn Brewer – Author, Historian and Educator
  • Houston Smith – KC-Based Alto Saxophonist
  • Steve Kraske – Moderator and Host of KCUR’s Up-To-Date

Join us at 5:30pm (Doors: 5pm) at the Kansas City Public Library: Central Library for this exciting panel discussion. Bring your thoughts and questions with you! We are planning for an interactive and engaging discussion. Parking is available in the library garage.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out your registration. This demographic data is very valuable to us as a nonprofit organization for grants.

Thank you to our sponsors: Kansas City’s Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Performing Arts, Commerce Bank, Trustee


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The Kansas City Public Library: Central Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 United States
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