Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Each year we assemble some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect Charlie Parker’s musical individuality and genius, to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist.

In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, celebrated as a bebop pioneer and for bringing jazz into the modern era.

This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, a vibrant – and free – celebration of jazz in New York, bringing together storied, veteran players and the next generation of jazz artists. In recognition of this milestone, we have added a fourth night to the festival, featuring a full evening of dance in the lineup for the first time, and are partnering with the New School for Jazz and other local organizations to present panel discussions, workshops, and additional performances. The festival,from August 24 - 27, will feature both contemporaries of Charlie Parker as well as young jazz musicians that continue to shape and drive the art form.

View the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival schedule here