"In a city happily inundated with summertime cultural offerings, the SummerStage festival stands alone for its dizzying array of options, its local enthusiasm, and its general aura of awe." The New York Times



Charlie Parker Jazz Festival screening: “Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story”

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Post-film discussion alto sax star and Frank’s protege Grace Kelly, and Frank’s manager Reggie Marshall. In the new documentary, SOUND OF REDEMPTION: THE FRANK MORGAN STORY, director NC Heikin recreates the life of Frank Morgan in concert form, tracing his…


Charlie Parker Jazz Festival screening: Bill Evans: Time Remembered

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Post-film discussion with the producer Bruce Spiegel.  Bruce Spiegel has produced a complete documentary giving you insights into Bill Evans; not just the musician, but also the person. The film moves chronologically starting with Bill’s childhood in New Jersey and…


Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground / Antoinette Montague and Jazzmobile Friends / DJ Greg Caz

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground Breeding Ground combines the two most successful projects of New York-bred pianist Jason Lindner:  Now Vs. Now, his propulsive groove trio with bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Mark Guiliana; and his big band, which started at…

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet / Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles / The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn / Charles Turner III / Master Class: Samuel Coleman

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Randy Weston received a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship for Music Composition that enabled him to compose An African Nubian Suite, a major new work for jazz orchestra. The piece is based on his lifelong research on and interest in the culture, heritage and music of Africa. …

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival After Party

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Head uptown after the performances in Marcus Garvey Park for the official Charlie Parker Jazz Festival after party at Tsion Cafe with a Q&A from author and historian Herb Boyd. Mr. Boyd will be discussing the history of the cafe,…

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GoldLink with Brasstracks / Backyard Band / DJ Spicoli

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

GoldLink is an American rapper from Washington, DC who gained notoriety after a string of well-received tracks on Soundcloud in the second half of 2013. …


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