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.

Our Events

Each year, Kansas City Jazz ALIVE celebrates Kansas City jazz icon Charlie “Yardbird” Parker through its Spotlight Charlie Parker initiative. Events include educational sessions, panels, a history tour, and showcase performances at various venues throughout the greater Kansas City area. Spotlight Charlie Parker – 2022 events were held in Kansas City, Missouri between August 17-27, 2022. 

Who We Serve

Kansas City Jazz ALIVE, and its Spotlight Charlie Parker initiative, serves five subgroups within the Kansas City jazz sector base, including artists, students, educators, venue owners, and enthusiasts. 

Spotlight: Charlie Parker

In 2022, Kansas City celebrated 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, KC Library, and numerous other cultural and civic organizations hosted jam session, tours, lectures, exhibits, panel discussions, workshops and concerts celebrating Charlie Parker – Kansas City’s native son. 

Live Jazz KC Calendar

Charles Parker™ is a trademark of the Estate of Charles C. Parker, Jr.