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Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Parker

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All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Parker's birthday today!

The only child of Charles and Addie Parker, Charlie Parker was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940’s. When Parker was still a child, his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where jazz, blues and gospel music were flourishing. His first contact with music came from school, where he played baritone horn with the school’s band. When he was 15... Read more.

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