Tag Archives: Bird

Charlie Parker’s emergence on the New York City jazz scene in 1942 changed the trajectory of jazz forever. Chuck Haddix, author of Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker, says in an appearance on KCPT-TV’s “The Local Show,” that … Continue reading

On October 2nd, 2013, jazz historian, radio show host and UIP author Chuck Haddix kicked off the release of his book Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker in style at Unity Temple in, Kansas City. At this launch event in … Continue reading

Jazz giant Charlie “Bird” Parker was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City. During his short life—he died at age 34—Parker became one of the most influential figures in jazz history. On September 16, 2013 the University of Illinois … Continue reading