Charlie Parker is one of the most iconic figures in jazz history, especially here in his hometown. Born in Kansas City, Kansas, on Aug. 29, 1920, Parker's experimental style was met with resistance during his brief lifetime. His innovations in bebop only found mainstream acceptance following his death in 1955.
This year is the 100th anniversary of his birth — and while coronavirus-related restrictions limit Bird's birthday festivities, we know a few ways you can still observe the special occasion. 🎷