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Norman Provizer

This past week on August 29, the world marked what would have been alto saxophonist Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday. Parker, who gained the name Yardbird  (shortened to Bird) during his…

BIRD LIVES! Virtually Celebrating Charlie Parker

Gift of Jazz Centennial Concert Series Presented by the Daryl Gott Quartet with Brad Goode on Sunday, September 6, at 7pm Live Streaming on YouTube and Facebook from Mighty Fine…

South of the Border—Charlie Parker 100

Charlie Parker was renowned for his love of all types of music. Growing up in Kansas City he was exposed to the great swings sounds of jazz as well as…

Celebrating Charlie Parker Centennial

This weekend, KUVO hosts are celebrating the music of Charlie Parker with hourly selections performed or written by Parker. KUVO and iconic saxophonist-composer Charlie “Yardbird” Parker share the same birthday,…

Bird at 100—The Charlie Parker Centennial

Denver jazz radio station KUVO and iconic saxophonist-composer Charlie “Yardbird” Parker share the same birthday, August 29. This year, KUVO turns 35. Charlie Parker would have been 100. On Friday,…

Anita O'Day - A Centennial Celebration

Anita O’Day joined Gene Krupa’s big band in ’41, and in ’42 Down Beat magazine named her “New Star of the Year.” But it was her performance at the Newport…

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