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2001 Vitoria-Gasteiz and San Sebastian Jazz Festivals

Steve Wilson

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival has long since become a New York institution and its 9th edition displayed all the features that make it so. People come from neighborhoods all over the city and the metropolitan area to fill the Lower East Side’s Tompkins Square Park and let the music wash over them.

Not only was Parker celebrated (he would have been 81 on August 29th) but so were other giants such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane, and also, as the festival’s chief executive officer Sam Turvey put it, “our recently departed friends J.J. Johnson and John Lewis…and we acknowledge 100 years of Louis Armstrong for the second year running.”

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