Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Music, Jazz Multiple venues Thursday August 24 2017 - Sunday August 27 2017 Free
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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Once again, the city becomes a movable ode to Bird for a weekend in August. While this fest may be named for the legendary Charlie Parker, SummerStage’s jazz program isn’t stuck in the past. This year, the 25th anniversary features boundary-pushing talent presented over four days, including tap dance virtuoso and choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, saxophonist Joshua Redman's quartet and clarinet player Anat Cohen.


Venue name: Marcus Garvey Park
Address: 18 Mt. Morris Park West
New York
Cross street: between 120th and 124th Sts
Transport: Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 to 125th St
Price: free
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I´m already there... closing my eyes and feeling the bird all around. Floating in the park, with the taste of the air, the rain, the fog... mesmerized by every single feeling this master´s music feed me with. Oh I´m already there... 

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.