The 2016 Annual `21 Sax Salute` to Charles `Yardbird` Parker!
1977 was the first official "21 Sax Salute'' for Charlie 'Bird' Parker, but the event goes back to at least the early 1970's. There's been a long standing tradition of gathering a group of musicians to play alongside the Charlie Parker 'grave' at Lincoln Cemetery in Blue Summit, Mo (Parker has been rumored to say he "did not want to be buried in Kansas City"- he is not) and the Kansas City Jazz Advocates are keeping this time honored tradition alive!
Although referred to as the '21 Sax Salute', we are seeking AS MANY HORN PLAYERS as possible!! Not limited to saxophones!!! Typically the group will perform Parker's 'Now's the Time', so brush up!!
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Follow the link for map view of Lincoln Cemetery
809 E Truman Rd, Kansas City, 64102, MO, United States