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Bradley Parker-Sparrow

A Chicago native, Bradley Parker-Sparrow is a pianist, composer, recording engineer, record producer, writer, photographer and film maker. Composer-In-Residence

for The City of Chicago from 1979-1981, Parker-Sparrow has performed at The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Asian-American Jazz Festival in San Francisco and Chicago, The Iridium in New York, The Green Mill in Chicago, and many performances at Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. Sparrow has been a leader on numerous recordings, scored feature films, and composed music for Theatre and the Ballet. Founder of Sparrow Sound Design recording studio in 1977, Sparrow is partner with wife and singer Joanie Pallatto at Southport Records. The Southport catalog includes over 143 record projects.

Sparrow’s original theatrical pieces include the one act, one woman play “Alone” at Truman College, “The Bar,” a full length play with staged reading at Victory Gardens Theatre, and the one act play with music “The Silence” at Navy Pier. The staged performance piece “Pure Chicago” debuted at The Chicago Cultural Center Claudia Cassidy Theatre.