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Lost Shrines Series in NYC Pays Tribute to Charlie Parker

Three shows, three different looks at Bird

Rudresh Mahanthappa

The Lost Jazz Shrines series, which describes itself as “dedicated to bringing legendary NYC jazz clubs back into the consciousness of the world with a thorough remembrance and celebration,” will examine the musical and stylistic legacy of Charlie Parker through the efforts of three alto saxophonists. The Artistic Director for the series, which takes place at New York’s BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, is Willard Jenkins. The shows are as follows:

“Latin Bird” – Friday, May 3

Concert at 8:30PM; $25 / students, seniors $15

T.K.Blue (Musical Director) – flute, soprano and alto sax

James Weidman – piano

Essiet Essiet – bass

Winard Harper – drums

Steve Turre – shells and trombone

Birdland: Reminiscing Tempo – Panel Discussion with NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston. Moderated by Willard Jenkins at 7PM, FREE.

“Charlie Parker:Timeless Innovation” – Friday, May 17

Concert at 8:30PM; $25 / students, seniors $15

Rudresh Mahanthappa (Musical Director) – alto saxophone

Matt Mitchell – Piano

François Moutin – Acoustic Bass

Rudy Royston – Drums

“The Cartographies of Flight” – Friday, May 31

Concert at 8:30PM; $25 / students, seniors $15

THE MARTY EHRLICH ENSEMBLE

Marty Ehrlich – (Musical Director) woodwinds

James Zollar – trumpet

Marc Ribot – guitar

Michael Formanek – bass

Nasheet Waits – drums

Erica Hunt – poet and reader

Charles Bernstein – poet and reader

The Impact of Charlie Parker – Panel Discussion with TK Blue and Marty Ehrlich. Moderated by Willard Jenkins at 7PM, FREE.

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