Overview

NJPAC and Jazz Standard present an online celebration of the legendary Charlie Parker! 100 years after his birth and long after his death at the young age of 34, the jazz master’s legacy is as vital as ever. GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Seth Abramson hosts this conversation with alto sax stars Charles McPherson and Donald Harrison, delving into all things Bird—from the creation of bebop to his influence on their own careers. Plus, they’ll give on-the-spot live performances of Charlie’s classic compositions. Don’t miss this opportunity to deep dive into the life and music of one of the all-time greats, from the comfort of your home.

“Charles [McPherson] is the very definition of excellence in our music.”

–Wynton Marsalis

“[Donald Harrison] has exemplified the developments of mainstream jazz over the last two decades.”

New York Times

Part of the Icons Series
This program is curated by Seth Abramson, Rabbit Moon Productions, Inc.