A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020

annual spotlight event

Spotlighting the musical innovations of

Charlie Parker: An American Master + Kansas Native


#STAYSAFE: Bird Boot Camp is held in a venue large enough to practice social distancing and sanitary measures according to the guidelines outlined in the AD ASTRA: A PLAN TO REOPEN KANSAS; the SHOW ME STRONG RECOVERY PLAN; and, the COVID-19 protocols from the CDC. For more information see the links below:

 Charles Parker™ is a trademark of the Estate of Charles C. Parker, Jr.


“BIRD” IS THE WORD

. . . HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

Charlie “Bird” 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.

Musicians and an all-star cast of jazz educators and artists will convene in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District at the Gem Theater to learn about “Bird” and play his music.

2020 also marks the centennial year of jazz saxophone pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker’s birth in 1920.

Save the date SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020.

2020 BIRD BOOT CAMPERS – 9am to 4pm at Gem Theater.

BIRD BOOT CAMP IS AT STUDENT CAPACITY! REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS!*

2020 MUSICAL SALUTE is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – 4:00pm to 4:30pm

*Make plans now to attend an open to the public musical tribute outdoors at the memorial.


contributions to this program are tax deductible

“BIRD” BOOT CAMP is an annual featured program of Burnett Music Foundation, a Tax Exempt Organization under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3).

Donors can deduct contributions they make to us under IRC Section 170. We’re also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.

TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS: All amounts donated that are above the Bird Boot Camp Participation amounts are tax-deductible. (See IRS.GOV) Thank you!

CANCELLATION + REFUND POLICY: In the event that Bird Boot Camp is canceled for whatever reason, full refunds will be provided.

 Charles Parker™ is a trademark of the Estate of Charles C. Parker, Jr.


GET INVOLVED

DONATIONS, SPONSORSHIPS, + PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNTIES

We would like to invite YOU to sponsor and donate to this great annual spotlight event! “BIRD” BOOT CAMP website, guidebook program, and materials highlight our supporters. 

DETAILS: This option is for individuals, organizations, and businesses who simply want to make a donation or help sponsor our annual “BIRD” BOOT CAMP fundraiser spotlighting CHARLIE PARKER.

See: THANK YOU!


GOING TO KC

THE KC 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.



CONTACT

Christopher L. Burnett
Artistic Director, “Bird” Boot Camp

OFFICE

(913) 250-5141

EMAIL

director@birdbootcamp.org

WEBSITE

www.BirdBootCamp.org