Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Tompkins Square Park, East Village (East 7th Street between Avenues A and B)
Alto Saxophonist Lee Konitz has enjoyed one of the most creative and prolific careers in modern jazz. While remaining on the cutting edge of improvisation, Konitz has had the opportunity to lead several groups that has included the “who’s who” of the jazz world. The New York Times declares Konitz “is able to erase context and preconceptions, and more or less blow your mind.” Konitz was awarded the NEA Jazz Master Award in 2009, voted “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” by Downbeat Magazine’s “Critics Poll” in 2010, and will also be recognized with the Germany Jazz Price Award in 2013. At a young 85 years old, Konitz is still selling out concerts all around the world as he continues showcase his unique, rhythmic style.

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Event Category: Live Music
When: August 25, 2013
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: City Parks Foundation
More Info: www.cityparksfoundation.org
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