100 years of Bird – 18 July – save the date!

Charlie Parker – also known as ‘Yardbird’ or ‘Bird’ – was born 100 years ago, on 29 August 1920. He was the leading figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz in the 1940s, and the Archive will be marking his centenary with a fundraising concert in Loughton on 18 July.

Martin Speake and Simon Purcell will lead a quartet with Calum Gourlay on bass and Matt Fishwick on drums to play some of the classic tunes made famous by Parker.

Tickets are available here.

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