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Kim Parker, daughter of jazz legend Charlie Parker, to host a pre-show dinner at Minton’s Playhouse
New York, NY. – Jazz vocalist, Kim Parker will serve as the host of a very special pre-show dinner at Minton’s Playhouse on Monday August 27th,2018.
The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. and the one man show “Live Bird” performed by Jeff Robinson will follow at 8pm. Both events will be held in the famed establishment The Cecil Steakhouse and Minton’s Playhouse.
Mrs Parker will entertain the guests with stories about her life experiences as an award-winning jazz vocalist and having been raised during Charlie Parker most emotionally difficult period. Kim witnessed it all!
Reservations and tickets can be purchased through the venue’s website or by contacting the box office at 212.866.1262.
About the Artist
Daughter of jazz legend Charlie Parker, Kim Parker is an award-winning jazz vocalist who spent the first seven years of her life on the famed 52nd street in New York City.
Having been raised during Charlie Parker’s most emotionally difficult period, Kim witnessed it all! Her talk will focus on her life in music and will include a chance for a time of questions and answers.
“I’ve got nothing to hide. It’s time the truth be out there,” Parker said.
“To say we are excited to have Ms. Parker is an understatement,” said Pablo Pereyra, Music Director of Minton’s Playhouse. “The wealth of knowledge and experience she will be bring to our evening is simply but once in a lifetime. Being the last living immediate family member of the Parker family, she is truly a national treasure.”
Ms. Parker has recorded on many jazz albums, television broadcasts, and films and her performing credits read like a “Who’s Who” of jazz artists.
For additional information, contact Minton’s Playhouse at 212.866.1262.
About The Show
Live Bird is a one-man play celebrating the life of jazz legend and alto saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker that takes place in a jazz club in NYC and written and performed by playwright, director, actor, and saxophonist Jeff Robinson. While playing the music of Charlie Parker on solo saxophone and filling the stage with imaginary characters Jeff bring’s us back to 1954 in a small Jazz club in Harlem NYC and the revered jazz icon Charlie Parker is on the gig.
As Bird, Robinson reminisces about his formative years in the hotbed of 1930’s Kansas City Jazz scene. He also tackles Bird’s heroin addiction. You’ll have a close-up and personal view of a moment in the life of jazz legend Charlie “Bird” Parker.
Live Bird made its debut at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston MA. in March of 1995. Jeff read just about everything written about Charlie Parker while he was researching for the play. He sent the finished script to jazz legends Max Roach and Jackie McLean, who both loved what they read and encouraged him to work on a full production.
Jeff Robinson’s one-man show about jazz legend Charlie “Bird” Parker entitled “Live Bird” has appeared in New York City and Charlie Parker’s hometown of Kansas City Missouri.
“I knew Charlie as a man and not simply as a musical genius. Jeff portrays the Charlie I knew.” Widow, Doris Parker