Charlie Parker

Born: 
08/29/1920
City: 
Kansas City
Region: 
Kansas
Country: 
USA
Died: 
03/12/1955
Years Active: 
1935-1955
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Sax
Image Credit: 
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.

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Charles Parker, Jr., also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He is widely considered one of the most influential jazz musicians of his time. He acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career and the shortened form, "Bird", which continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Bird Gets the Worm" and "Bird of Paradise."

Discography

Released: 1945
Released: 1952
Released: 1955
Released: 1956

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/19/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/20/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Recording Session 12/21/1947 United Sound Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/21/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/22/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/23/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/24/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/25/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/26/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/27/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/28/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/29/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/30/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 12/31/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker Quintet / Sarah Vaughan 01/01/1948 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker / Sarah Vaughan 02/07/1948 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 04/24/1948 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 11/13/1948 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/01/1949 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Phil Hill Quintet 10/01/1949 Blue Bird Inn Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker & Strings 03/02/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker & Strings 03/03/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker & Strings 03/04/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker & Strings 03/05/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Charlie Parker & Strings 03/06/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA

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