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On the Next Edition of All This Jazz: Bird @ 100

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Photo by William P. Gottlieb (U.S. Library of Congress)
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Charlie Parker in 1947

Bird Lives! Join us on KWGS 89.5 FM for the next ALL THIS JAZZ, airing Saturday the 29th -- the Charlie Parker Centennial -- from 9pm to 12am Central! Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 29, 1920, alto saxophonist Charles "Yardbird" (or simply "Bird") Parker was the leading proponent of the ingenious, pivotal jazz idiom known as bebop until his death at age 34 -- and a century later, his influential legacy continues. Host Scott Gregory will be spinning lots of Bird's music, as recorded by himself and by plenty of other jazz greats past and present.
 
Every Saturday night, both online and over the air, ALL THIS JAZZ delivers three hours of recent and classic jazz -- across a range of styles -- from 9 o'clock till midnight. From Mary Lou Williams to Mary Halvorson, Duke Jordan to Duke Pearson, Woody Herman to Woody Shaw, and Geri Allen to Gerry Mulligan, All This Jazz is delighted by modern (and post-modern!) jazz in its various forms, and we love sharing the same with our listeners.
 
Come along! Also, note that ATJ playlist information can be found here...and that we also maintain a Facebook page for our show. Thank you.