188 Sullivan: Charlie Parker’s New York in the ’50s | KNKX

188 Sullivan: Charlie Parker’s New York in the ’50s

Feb 9, 2020

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In the centennial year of legendary alto-saxophonist Charlie Parker, one company is using opera to tell a story about jazz. Seattle Opera presents Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, a work created by saxophonist and composer Daniel Schnyder and Bridgette Wimberly, an award-winning poet and playwright.

As part of the centennial celebration, and in collaboration with KNKX and Seattle Opera, the Royal Room presents a musical celebration of Charlie Parker’s life and legacy.

Sponsored by Seattle Opera celebrating their production of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Co-Presented by South Hudson Music Project, KNKX, Earshot Jazz, Seattle Modern Orchestra

Featuring:

THE D’VONNE LEWIS QUARTET PLAYS THE MUSIC OF CHARLIE PARKER
D’Vonne Lewis – drums
Stuart McDonald – sax
Tim Kennedy – piano
Michael Glynn – bass

188 Sullivan (Varese meets Bird) – Premiere by the Seattle Modern Orchestra
Wayne Horvitz – Composer/Electronics
Julia Tai – Conductor
James Falzone – Soloist/Clarinet
Bonnie Whiting – Percussion
Cristina Valdes – Piano

Angela Brown (Soprano, Charlie Parker’s mother Addie in Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD) To perform Discography, a spoken word piece by YARDBIRD librettist Bridgette A. Wimberly for singer and small jazz ensemble.

 

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Entry deadline is Feb. 16 at midnight.

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