Provide a Platform for the Integration of New IDEAS

The purpose of this committee is to take the ideas presented during our Stakeholder Lunches, and turn them into reality.

To continue our mission of “raising the tide that lifts all jazz boats”, our Ideas Committee implemented an incredibly successful tribute celebration to one of Kansas City’s most influential jazz musicians, Charlie “Yardbird” Parker.  

Kansas City will celebrate Charlie “Bird” Parker’s Legacy with Spotlight: Charlie Parker, a citywide celebration of his life and music in August 2022. KC Jazz ALIVE, University of Missouri-Kansas City, the American Jazz Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Mutual Musicians Foundation, Bruce Watkins Cultural Center and numerous other cultural and civic organizations will host jam session, tours, lectures, exhibits, panel discussion, poetry slams, workshops and concerts celebrating Charlie Parker – Kansas City’s native son. 

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