SATURDAY / AUGUST 22
- Through a partnership with the Kansas City Jazz Academy at the American Jazz Museum, a significant number of student jazz musicians and an all-star cast of jazz educators will converge on the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District at the Gem Theater to learn about “Bird” and play his music.
- Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri – his artistic innovations would ultimately lead him to worldwide musical acclaim.
- This undisputed and universal acknowledgement as an innovator and musical genius continues to the present.
- 2020 also marks the centennial year of jazz saxophone pioneer Charlie Parker’s birth in 1920.
“BIRD” IS THE WORD
. . . HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
REGISTER TO ATTEND
“Bird” Boot Camp is a one-day jazz emersion program element integral to the total offerings. Our event is produced under the umbrella of a couple of KC metropolitan area non-profit catalyst organizations: Kansas City Jazz ALIVE in Kansas City, Missouri and the historic Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum in Leavenworth, Kansas.
We anticipate 150+ students to participate this year on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
Make plans now to attend. Save the date SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020. Look for sign-up information soon!
See our 2019 Guidebook.
THE KC METROPOLITAN AREA IS ACTUALLY KANSAS + MISSOURI
The Kansas City metropolitan area communities in both, Kansas and Missouri (collectively known as KC) have come together since 2014 to produce an annual celebration to recognize Parker’s contributions to jazz music and US arts culture.
The Kansas City metropolitan area is a bi-state 14-county metropolitan area straddling the border between the U.S. states of Missouri and Kansas, anchored by Jackson County, Missouri, and Johnson County, Kansas. Its most populous municipality is Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO).
With a population of 2,487,053 (2018 estimate), it ranks as the second largest metropolitan area in Missouri (after Greater St. Louis) and the largest metropolitan area in Kansas.
Alongside KCMO, the area includes a number of other cities and suburbs, the largest being Overland Park, Kansas; Kansas City, Kansas; Olathe, Kansas; and Independence, Missouri; each over 100,000 in population.
The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) serves as the Council of Governments and the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the area.
We would like to inviteYOU to get involved with this great annual event! “Bird” Boot Camp needs your tangible support as a sponsor. Funding donations are always welcome, but we can especially utilize in-kind contributions as well. We would also like to offer musical door prizes to attendees.
Sponsors are acknowledged on the official “Bird” Boot Camp website, in the program during the event, and on our promotional materials.
“Bird” Boot Camp has partners with KC metropolitan area nonprofit organizations that are based in both states:
All qualified 2020 donations made to “Bird” Boot Camp are tax deductible in the USA.
Tax-exempt documentation will be provided to all sponsors.
Thanks for your consideration!
Christopher L. Burnett
Artistic Director, “Bird” Boot Camp