Miles Davis once said, “You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker.” Born August 29, 1920, Charlie “Bird” Parker remains one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. For this special birthday celebration, Birdland has assembled a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material, bringing the legendary sax man – widely considered one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time – to dazzling life. In addition to his peerless skills on the saxophone, “Bird” was an innovator in improvisation and a founder of bebop jazz, and was known for his creative use of extended harmonic structures. Celebrate Parker’s trailblazing achievements in music with this special tribute concert series.