Bird Lives!

Aug 26, 2020

Join us on KWGS 89.5 FM for the next ALL THIS JAZZ, Saturday August 29th -- the Charlie Parker Centennial -- from 9pm to midnight!

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. 

Come on along!