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CHARLIE PARKER: NOW’S THE TIME – CELEBRATING BIRD AT 100
Friday, August 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, August 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
92Y marks the centennial of Charlie Parker on his birthday, August 29, 2020, with a multidisciplinary celebration featuring 24 hours of special events on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29. Conceived to highlight multiple facets of Parker’s genius and its profound influence on jazz and beyond, Charlie Parker: Now’s the Time – Celebrating Bird at 100 includes a screening of Clint Eastwood’s award-winning biopic Bird, a conversation-with-music led by eminent journalist, jazz critic and Celebrating Bird author Gary Giddins featuring saxophone greats Joe Lovano, Charles McPherson, Grace Kelly and Antonio Hart, a listening party of essential Charlie Parker recordings, the premiere of a specially commissioned dance film directed and choreographed by former Alvin Ailey dancer Hope Boykin, an interdisciplinary visual arts event and more.