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Charlie Parker

Born: 
08/29/1920
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Died: 
03/12/1955
Years Active: 
1935-1955
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Charles Parker, Jr., also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He is widely considered one of the most influential jazz musicians of his time. He acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career and the shortened form, "Bird", which continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Bird Gets the Worm" and "Bird of Paradise."

Discography

Released: 1948

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Jay McShann & His Orchestra 04/17/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Jay McShann & His Orchestra 04/18/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Jay McShann & His Orchestra 04/19/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Jay McShann & His Orchestra 04/20/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Jay McShann & His Orchestra 04/21/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Jay McShann & His Orchestra 04/22/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Jay McShann & His Orchestra 04/23/1942 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 01/15/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 01/16/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 01/17/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 01/18/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 01/19/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 01/20/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 01/21/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 04/23/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 04/24/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 04/25/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 04/26/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 04/27/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 04/28/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Earl Hines Orchestra 04/29/1943 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Tiny Grimes Recording Session 09/15/1944 WOR Studios NYC New York USA
New Jazz Foundation Concert 05/16/1945 Town Hall - NYC NYC New York USA
Dizzy Gillespie / Charlie Parker 06/05/1945 Academy of Music Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Dizzy Gillespie-Charlie Parker Combo / Erroll Garner 07/05/1945 Three Deuces NYC New York USA

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