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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Returns Aug. 21–25

Performers at 27th annual New York event include Dee Dee Bridgewater, Fred Hersch, Ravi Coltrane, and more

Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker (photo: William P. Gottlieb c/o Library of Congress)

The 27th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival will be held at parks and venues around Manhattan and include free concerts, panel discussions, film screenings, and workshops focused in Harlem from August 21 through August 25.

The free festival is New York City’s annual salute to the legendary late saxophonist, featuring both contemporaries of Charlie Parker as well as young jazz musicians who continue to shape and drive the art form.

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