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Early Bird: Charlie Parker at 18th & Vine Tour

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American Jazz Museum

1616 East 18 Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

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Get your tickets TODAY to take a deeper dive into one of Kansas City's most historic neighborhoods; 18th & Vine Jazz District!

Tour Guides:

Chuck Haddix - Director of UMKC Marr Sound Archives, host of KCUR 89.3 "Fish Fry" on Friday and Saturday nights, author of "Bird - The Life and Music of Charlie Parker" and "Kansas City Jazz - From Ragtime to Bebop".

Jacob A. Wagner - Associate Professor, UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, Director of Urban Studies, and faculty founder of the UMKC Center of Neighborhoods.

Charlie Parker spent many meaningful hours in and around the area known as 18th and Vine. Join tour guides Chuck Haddix and Jacob Wagner from UMKC on a walking tour of the Jazz District to learn more about the historical context in which Charlie Parker developed as a young musician. 18th and Vine - African American business district during the time of segregation - provided all of the necessary services for Kansas City's black community at the time. This "city within the city" is known as the Black Metropolis - and Charlie Parker's creative genius was one of many artistic innovations that grew from this vibrant corner of the world. Tour the jazz district and learn about the remaining historical buildings and places where Charlie Parker lived and worked - from the Lincoln Building to the Mutual Musicians Foundation.

You'll have fun trying to keep up with Jake Wagner & Chuck Haddix as they participate in a "cutting contest" of historical jazz information!

We will meet at the American Jazz Museum between 9:30am and 10am. Walking tour starts promptly at 10am. Please bring your tickets with you so we can get everyone checked in quickly.

Following the walking tour, we'll head back to the Atrium at American Jazz Museum for a book signing from Chuck Haddix! Get your tickets TODAY, while you still can!

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


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