The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival annually assembles some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect his musical genius, to promote appreciation for the influential and world-renowned artist, and promote American jazz. 2012 is the 20th anniversary of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, sponsored by the City Parks Foundation. Events include performances, panel discussions and jazz workshops.
Here’s a partial list of performers this weekend, Friday, August 24th to Sunday, August 26th. Find the complete schedule on the festival website.
- Friday, August 24th at Marcus Garvey Park – Bird with Strings, with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and special guests. Produced by Revive Music
- Saturday, August 25th at Marcus Garvey Park – Roy Haynes, Rene Marie’s “Experiment in Truth”, Derrick Hodge, Erimaj
- Sunday, August 26th at Tompkins Square Park – Ernistine Anderson Quartet, Gregory Porter, Andy Milne & Dapp Theory, Sullivan Fortner
- Find a complete list of free NYC summer outdoor concerts, movies, dance performances and more on the NYC on the Cheap Summer Outdoor Calendar page.