Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Screening: Beacons of Jazz

Beginning in 1986, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music has annually recognized jazz musicians and others who have “significantly contributed to the evolution of American music culture” with the Beacons in Jazz award. Recipients include Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Benny Carter, Max Roach, Chico Hamilton, and George and Joyce Wein. These gala events were attended by many musical luminaries and special guests, and prominently featured memorable performances by jazz legends.

In 1990, Cab Calloway was the recipient of the Beacons Award, and the evening’s festivities were filmed for posterity. Hosted by Bill Cosby, Donald Byrd and Milt Hinton were also present and captured live in performance. Now, for the first time ever, the footage from this historic concert will finally be screened. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view this fascinating piece of jazz history.

Filmed by Jon Hammond, member of local Musicians Union 802, NYC

FREE . Seating is first-come, first-served.


New School Jazz Performance Space

55 W. 13th St., 5th Floor

New York, NY 10011

  1. Hyunwoo kim said on 8.9.2013

    I love to go to the performance. Do i have to reserve ticket?

    • cpfadmin said on 8.12.2013

      It’s first come first served.

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Cost: FREE

Appropriate for: All Ages