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Charlie Parker (Bird)
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TitleCharlie Parker (Bird)
AbstractPhotos, illustrations, and information on Charlie Parker (1920-1955), a world-famous Kansas City jazz musician nicknamed "Yardbird" or "Bird." Born in Kansas City, Kansas, and moving to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1927 with residence at 1535 Olive Street, becoming a jazz musician here in the 1930s starting at Lincoln High School and local nightclubs before leaving for New York City in 1940 (becoming the namesake of the Birdland jazz hall there, etc.). Co-creator of bebop jazz with a memorial statue of him at the Kansas City Jazz Museum along with his only known extant saxophone.
LocationVertical File: Parker, Charlie (Bird) (2 folders)
Local SubjectParker, Charlie
African Americans
Item TypeVertical File
Access This ItemThe contents of the file are not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view them or request photocopies from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
Item ID116412
CONTENTdm number31828
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