Catch Charlie Parker’s freedom-loving virtuosity on a star-seeking trajectory—

with Jay McShann, Step Buddy Anderson, Claude Fiddler Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine, Oscar Pettiford, Machito, Chico O’Farrill, Thelonius Monk, Walter Brown, Orville Minor, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Al Haig, Joe Harris, Miles Davis and many others.

Join Ark guests Chuck Haddix (author of Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker), Dick Wright (jazz educator), Jeff Harshbarger (jazz virtuoso) and Rodney Franks (Denver jazz DJ) to celebrate Kansas City’s own Afro-Futurist visionary–in these newly created shows just in time for his birthday on August 29th!

ON From Ark to Microchip | August 27, 2014 | 11:30 pm

Parker’s Planet: Yardbird in the Space Age Pt. 2

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Catch Charlie Parker’s freedom-loving virtuosity on a star-seeking trajectory—

with Jay McShann, Step Buddy Anderson, Claude Fiddler Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine, Oscar Pettiford, Machito, Chico O’Farrill, Thelonius Monk, Walter Brown, Orville Minor, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Al Haig, Joe Harris, Miles Davis and many others.

Join Ark guests Chuck Haddix (author of Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker), Dick Wright (jazz educator), Jeff Harshbarger (jazz virtuoso) and Rodney Franks (Denver jazz DJ) to celebrate Kansas City’s own Afro-Futurist visionary–in these newly created shows just in time for his birthday on August 29th!

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