SUCCESS!

2021 BIRD BOOT CAMP
PUBLICITY + NEWS COVERAGE

2021 BIRD BOOT CAMP
PHOTO GALLERY

2021 BIRD BOOT CAMP
ATTENDANCE + MITIGATION

A Successful and Safe Event!

Recapitulation: We had 58 registrations of the 75 total available ticket reservations. Ultimately 22 of those 58 registrants attended as the result of several subsequent academic conflicts with high school and college band rehearsals and performance activities that were also on August 21st. In all it was a nice turnout. Our necessary COVID-19 safety protocols were 100% effective. The Folly Theater is a spacious venue with ample room for social distancing as prescribed by the CDC. However, we believe that the general upward regional trend in coronavirus cases also naturally effected total 2021 participation numbers. In all it was still a great event.

2021 BIRD BOOT CAMP
PRIZE WINNERS


GRAND PRIZE
Full License of Finale v27
CHARLES FISHER

Finale Professional Notation Software
($600 value)


KEY LEAVES Bird Boot Camp
Saxophone Excellence Award
GENISIS ROGERS

Key Leaves Gift Certificate
($80 value)


2021 Door Prizes

Boston Sax Shop $50 Gift Certificate

Google Play $10 Gift Cards

SPOTLIGHT: CHARLIE PARKER!
An American Master + Kansas Native

LEARN ABOUT “BIRD”

On the centennial of Charlie “Bird” Parker’s birth, Kansas City PBS was proud to present a documentary that looks back at the years Bird spent in Kansas City and his lasting legacy on the Kansas City jazz scene. “Bird: Not Out of Nowhere” features rarely seen archival footage of Parker, interviews with musicians and historians, and live performances from some of Kansas City’s most talented jazz musicians and scholars, including Chuck Haddix, Bobby Watson, Lonnie McFadden and Logan Richardson.

PROGRAM DETAILS

2021 ITINERARY

2021 SPONSORS

2021 PATRONS

PRESS RELEASE

EVENT HISTORY

BIRD BOOT CAMP began in 2014 as part of the original Charlie Parker celebration that was initiated by the Jazz catalyst nonprofit organization, Kansas City Jazz A.L.I.V.E. The originator of the Bird Boot Camp program was Greg Carroll, who successfully modeled the one-day educational event after some of the premier jazz camps and other music education programming he’d developed or initiated at various points in his professional career over the years. Spotlighting the life and musical contributions of Charlie Parker, Jr. (b. August 29, 1920, Kansas City, Kansas – d. March 12, 1955, New York, New York) by the entire greater Kansas City metropolitan area community was also considered to be long overdue among this initial consortium of noted artists, educators, Jazz venue owners, and arts institutions in the region. In 2019, Burnett Music Foundation, a relatively new Jazz nonprofit organization, was asked to take over the program and has assumed the role of artistic director and administrator, handling every detail of Bird Boot Camp – from the itinerary schedule for the day, booking artists and clinicians, organizing a coherent program, to funding the entire event through sponsorships, donations and grants to preclude possible barriers to participation. BMF added the Musical Salute element as well. In 2020 Burnett Music Foundation earned a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for Bird Boot Camp + Musical Salute. (BirdBootCamp.org)

+MUSICAL SALUTE

The late Eddie Baker conceived a “21 Sax Salute” at Charlie Parker’s gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery where all of the area saxophonists would congregate to pay musical tribute to “Bird.” The tradition was resumed by Ahmad Alaadeen in 2002 up until his passing. The salute was conducted sporadically until the cemetery owner restricted public access to the historic site. Bird Boot Camp took up the “Musical Salute” as part of our programming in 2019 when Burnett Music Foundation took over administration.

PHOTOGRAPH: 2007 Charlie Parker Lincoln Cemetery Gravesite Tribute – Participating musicians shown (L-R) are: Horace Washington, David Basse, Stanton Kessler, Dan Jaffe, Bobby Watson, Kevin Gregg, Loren Pickford, Christopher Burnett, Ahmed Alaadeen, and Mike Corrigan.

2021 BROCHURE

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