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Happy Birthday to Charlie “Bird” Parker (8/29/1920) 🎷🔥❤️

August 29, 2021

Downbeat Hall of Fame saxophonist, composer, leader, Bebop pioneer, and jazz icon Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955) AKA "Bird" and "Yardbird" was born on this date in 1920.

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This is the website of the Louisville Jazz Society.

We are your source for information and your key to getting involved in the local jazz scene. We are a not-for-profit community organization serving the metro Louisville, Kentucky, and southern Indiana regions. Whether you’re a long-time jazz fan or you’re just beginning to explore and enjoy jazz, we’re glad you’re here – and we hope you’ll enjoy our website.

We are dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of all forms of jazz throughout our community. We help musicians and listeners get connected, we also support a variety of educational programs and sponsor many jazz events and activities.

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