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Taste & See KC: Kansas City jazz pioneer Charlie "Bird" Parker

Posted: 12:23 PM, Jan 31, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-01 16:32:41Z

Charlie "Bird" Parker is considered one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time.

He was born in Kansas City, Kansas on August 29, 1920. 

At the age of 15, he grew fond of the alto saxophone. Parker, along with Dizzy Gillespie, are credited for creating bebop. 

Parker was known as "Yardbird" and "Bird." 

Parker played in cities across the United State and Europe. 

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