05/25/13

Free Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Set for Aug 23-25 in NYC

Jimmy Heath, Lee Konitz, Kenny Garrett among performers

The 21st annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is scheduled for August 23-25 at various locations in New York City, beginning with Jimmy Heath and His Big Band performing a new arrangement of Heath’s orchestration of the works of Charlie Parker originally commissioned by CPJF in 2004 and reworked for a big band, entitled “Bird Is The Word.” Also scheduled to perform at the festival this year are saxophonists Kenny Garrett and Lee Konitz, vocalist Sheila Jordan, trumpeter Christian Scott, emerging vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, drummer Kim Thompson, alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw and multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf.

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Kenny Garrett at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
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Warren Wolf
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A complete listing of panels, discussions, workshops and family friendly events as part of CPJF will be announced shortly.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Schedule

Friday August 23, 2013 at 7:00pm
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at SummerStage
The World Premiere of “Bird is the Word”
A New Suite by JIMMY HEATH
Performed by THE JIMMY HEATH BIG BAND
FREE SHOW at Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Saturday August 24, 2013 at 3:00pm
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at SummerStage
KENNY GARRETT / CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT
KIM THOMPSON / JALEEL SHAW
FREE SHOW at Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Sunday August 25, 2013 at 3:00pm
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at SummerStage
THE LEE KONITZ QUARTET / SHEILA JORDAN
CHRISTIAN SCOTT / WARREN WOLF
FREE SHOW at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan

For more information, visit Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

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