Thursday, April 19, 2018

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival set for Tompkins Square Park on Aug. 26

[Gary Bartz]

SummerStage announced its 2018 lineup yesterday... a list featuring more than 200 artists playing in venues citywide from May 17 to Oct. 7.

Included in the announcement: the 26th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, which includes a date in Tompkins Square Park on Aug. 26 from 3-7 p.m.

Per SummerStage:

Hailed as one of the greatest alto saxophonists since Cannonball Adderley, Gary Bartz has made a name for himself in the jazz community. Performing alongside his quartet, Bartz will be in concert at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival ...

Audiences attending the show are in for a treat, as they’ll also hear longtime gospel, blues, and jazz pianist, Amina Claudine Myers, the boundary-breaking trio The Bad Plus, and UNHEARD, a piece honoring Charlie Parker featuring musicians Immanuel Wilkins, Joel Ross, and Adam O’Farrill commissioned in association with The Joyce and George Wein Foundation under the artistic supervision of The Jazz Gallery.

Find the full SummerStage rundown here.

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