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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: World Premiere of “Bird is the Word” by Jimmy Heath, performed by Jimmy Heath Big Band

Friday, August 23, 2013

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

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This exceptional night celebrates Charlie Parker's historic compositions and will feature a newly updated version of the 2004 commissioned work, “Bird is The Word” performed by jazz legend, Jimmy Heath and the Jimmy Heath Big Band in addition to Heath's special arrangements of Parker's classic works.

Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant saxophonist, magnificent composer and arranger. He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the past fifty years, including Charlie Parker himself, Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Wynton Marsalis. Heath has written more than 125 compositions, many of which have become jazz standards. During his career, he has performed on more than 100 recordings, including the most recent live big band CD “Togetherness” Live at the Blue Note on Jazz Legacy Productions. In 2003, Heath was the recipient of the NEA Jazz Master Award.  

Location

18 Mount Morris Park West in Marcus Garvey Park Accessible
at West 122nd Street
Manhattan
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

City Parks Foundation

Contact Email

info@summerstage.org

Categories

Concerts, Free Summer Concerts

Directions to Marcus Garvey Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

BathroomsMarcus Garvey Park (Pool)

The little league comfort station at Marcus Garvey Park is currently closed for reconstruction.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

Recreation CentersPelham Fritz Recreation Center

There are reduced hours at NYC Parks' Recreation Centers over the holidays. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Recreation Centers open at the normal time, but close at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, Recreation Centers are closed. For more information, please visit the holiday schedule link featured on each Recreation Center's homepage under "Holidays".
Anticipated Completion: 01/01/2015

Marcus Garvey Park Weather

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    50°F
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    Partly Sunny
    40°F

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