Charlie Parker:Timeless Innovation
Rudresh Mahanthappa will present recontextualizations of Charlie Parker's work as well as new material based on extractions of Bird's vocabulary as both composer and improviser. Mahanthappa's celebrated groundbreaking approach of synthesizing the traditions of jazz with modern musical concepts exemplifies the spirit of Bird.
With some of NYC's finest instrumentalists as a rhythm section, this evening will highlight the relevancy of Parker as a contemporary and timeless icon of modern music.
Film screening: Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker
Friday, May 17 at 7PM, FREE
May 17, 2013
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
$25 / students, seniors $15