An Enclave for the Serious Music Lover of Jazz, Blues & Soul
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YARD BIRD! CHARLIE PARKER 1920~1955
Charlie Parker was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas. From 1935 to 1939, he played the Missouri nightclub scene with local jazz and blues bands. In 1945 he led his own group while performing with Dizzy Gillespie on the side.