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During the course of the next year we will present a series of projects celebrating the legacy of composer/saxophonist Charlie "Yardbird" Parker who's 100th anniversary of his birth during 2020.   The series was launched by a Kent Miller Quartet performance, on August 29, 2019, at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. 

Below you'll find four performances, two celebrating the legacy of Mr. Parker and one in our regular Second Sunday's Jazz Series.

You might consider joining our /span> In the Spirit of Bird Tour to Cuba next January. Initial deposit is due October 1, 2019! INTRESTED?


November 6, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Dock 5 at Union Market The 34th Mayor's Arts Awards presented me with an award for Arts Advocacy. This is the full comment I'm offering in response to that honor. I'm offering the later section, live, before the audience

.If you have a cultural service, based in Wards 7 or 8, and you're interested in finding space, go to Made East River and register your business.
During the Celebrating Strayhorn! Series, on June 15, 2015, featured the Pepe Gonzalez Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz Band who peaked the night with Strayhorn Inspired Afro-Cuban Jazz!

 Pepe and his ensemble will perform  Hard Bop and Latin Jazz on Sunday November 10, 2019 at the Anacostia Art Center.
2017.06.13. Exploring Monk and Other Interesting Things - Part 2 featuring Warren Wolf, Kris Funn and John Lamkin III in the 2017 EAST RIVER JAZZFest at the Anacostia Playhouse.

Warren Wolf Trio Ensemble
 / In the Spirit of Bird #3 will be performed on Thursday, November 21st at Jazz@Wesley in Chevy Chase DC.
Craig Alston sax, Larry Willis keys, Eric Kennedy drums, James King bass. John Coltrane's "Naima". Great performance by Craig Alston's group, on 11.20.10, in Baltimore's Caton Castle.

Charlie Parker Tribute / Craig Alston Quartet’s In the Spirit of Bird #4
Friday November 29 featuring the Craig Alston Quartet at Baltimore's Eubie Blake National Jazz Center!