Gives you every reason to travel uptown. Great venue, mellow crowd, world class musicians, jazz legends, all for free. Be glad you stayed in the City this weekend. Come out and celebrate summer and America's original art form. Hope this becomes a tradition.
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Until Sun Aug 25 2013
Photograph: Courtesy City Parks Foundation
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Mar 15 2012
This year's ace uptown-downtown affair jumps off in Harlem on August 23 with "Bird Is the Word," a premiere by saxophone legend Jimmy Heath and his big band. Stellar sax man Kenny Garrett and fascinating vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant top the bill on August 24. And on August 25, down in Tompkins Square Park (near Parker's old roost on Avenue B), honored vets Lee Konitz and Sheila Jordan share a bill with young hotshots Christian Scott and Warren Wolf.