Early Bird: Charlie Parker’s Life and Music in Kansas City

Chuck Haddix shares new information on Charlie Parker’s time in Kansas City, giving fresh insight into his formative years as a man and musician and will feature previously unknown photos, newspaper coverage, manuscripts and recordings that illustrate the emerging genius of Charlie “Bird” Parker.

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About the Presenter

Chuck Haddix

Chuck Haddix is the author of Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop—A History and Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker, curator of the Marr Sound Archives, instructor in local jazz history at the Kansas City Art Institute, and host of popular radio program “Fish Fry.”