Charlie Parker
Born: 1920

The only child of Charles and Addie Parker, Charlie Parker
was one of the most important
and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940’s.

When Parker was still a child, his family moved to Kansas
City, Missouri, where jazz, blues
and gospel music were flourishing. His first contact with
music came from school, where
he played baritone horn with the school’s band. When he
was 15, he showed a great
interest in music and a love for the alto saxophone. Soon,
Parker was playing… Continue

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