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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Expands to Three Days

‘Bird with Strings’ is a highlight of 20th anniversary program

Roy Haynes at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Rene Marie

To celebrate its 20 anniversary, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in New York City is adding an additional day of music this summer. Performances will take place Aug. 24-26 in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.

The first night will feature the world premiere of Bird with Strings, with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and special guests. The program is curated by the musicians at Revive Music Group and composer/arranger Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and celebrates the classic album, Charlie Parker with Strings. According to a press release from the City Parks Foundation, the music will be “re-imagined in a modern context by combining the art of sampling, remixing and inventive compositions and arrangements for a full string section with ensemble.” The concert begins at 7 p.m.

On the 25th, the festival will present Roy Haynes and Rene Marie’s “Experiment in Truth,” Derrick Hodge and ERIMAJ, at 3 p.m.

On August 26, the program will be the Ernestine Anderson Quartet, Gregory Porter, Andy Milne & Dapp Theory, and Sullivan Fortner. This show is also at 3 p.,.

For more information, visit City Parks Foundation .

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