Friday, August 24, 2018

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is Sunday in Tompkins Square Park

Time again for the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival ... the 26th edition includes a date in Tompkins Square Park on Sunday from 3-7 p.m.

Gary Bartz — "hailed as one of the greatest alto saxophonists since Cannonball Adderley" — is the headliner.

Also on the bill, via SummerStage:

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.

The Jazz Festival will also have dates up in Marcus Garvey Park today and tomorrow.

Parker, who died in 1955 at age 34, lived at 151 Avenue B from 1950-54.


Anonymous said...

Glad the festival is still alive and well at Tompkins Square Park. It seems that the Saturday Event at Marcus Welby Park gets the better attention. Lets not forget that Parker was indeed an East Village resident.

cmarrtyy said...

It's always the best day in the park. L-O-V-E- I-T-!

Giovanni said...

This is the best event in the park every single year. The only issue I have ever seen happened about two years ago, when a couple of airhead Instagram models decided to stand in front of everyone, talking loudly and then dancing in front of people faces.Then they started arguing with an elderly man who asked them to stop blocking the views. The cops were called in and quickly escorted the Kardashian sisters away. Otherwise, it has always been one of the best behaved crowds and well organized events. And the music isn't bad either.