- The annual SummerStage series of #FreeInNYC summer music events ends this week with a special event celebrating the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. This is a performance demonstrating the marriage of Latin music and Jazz, and a panel discussion on the subject.Free, of course.Join Joe Conzo Sr. for a discussion and music of Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Machito, and other great artists from the early 1930’s to the present who brought together Latin Music and Jazz. Conzo is a Latin music historian, Tito Puente’s publicist and confidant, and author of Mambo Diablo, My Journey with Tito Puente. Conzo will play rare live recordings of Charlie Parker with the Machito Orchestra from his private collection. Q & A follow the concert.
This special event is at the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, 55 W. 13th St., Friday, August 22nd at 6:30 PM. Note that space is limited and an RSVP is required for admission. Email [email protected] to guarantee a seat. Actual seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival starts the following day, Saturday, in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. We’ll have information about that tomorrow.