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August 25, 2013To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Contact: JIM EIGO Jim@jazzpromoservices.com
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Mutual Musicians Foundation International
Presents
“Bird’s Nest”: Celebrating the Life of Charlie “Yardbird” Parker

Events Schedule

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
10am-11:30am
Press conference unveiling the KC Freedom Network Internet Community Connectivity for 18th and Vine. “Converging, Art, Technology, Business and Community”
Partners:  Freedom Network Foundation

                  Black Economic Union
                  Connecting For Good
                  Reconciliation Services
Test the community Internet, see projects, articles and the people bridging the digital divide in the urban core.

7:30pm-8:30pm

Elvis “Sonny” Gibson: Local historian, lecturer and family member of Charlie Parker shares the local history of Parker, displays artifacts and signs his book on the history of Black Kansas City where Bird “nested.”

8:30pm- 9:30pm

Stinson McClendon and Rodney Thompson, local African American filmmakers discuss the history of filming black Kansas City’s people and events over 30 years and their involvement in the Mutual Musicians Foundation’s documentary, “Still Jammin’”.

9:30pm -10:00pm
Special thanks to sponsors and supporters of the Mutual Musicians Foundation. Words from the Board of Directors

10:00pm First viewing of “Still Jammin’” on KCPT channel 19

Wednesday, Aug 28th, 2013

10:00am to 8:00pm

Tours of the Mutual Musicians Foundation are available Free of Charge all day to the public.  Learn more about the place where Charlie Parker “nested!” 

8:00pm -10pm

Foundation 627 Big Band, playing historic music from early KC Swing, Bennie Moten Jay McShann and some Big Band arrangements of Bird tunes.  MMF Board member Steve Lambert is the leader of this band.

10:00pm- UNTIL ..

Mutual Musicians Foundation All Stars playing Bird’s tunes the rest of the night…opening into a jam session
Members of this band include- Steve Lambert, Mike Herrera, Chris Clarke, Dominique Sanders and Brad Williams.

The evening events are free to members of the Mutual Musicians Foundation and $5 for non-members.

JOIN US FOR FRIED CHICKEN AND MUSIC UNTIL WE HERALD HIS BIRTHDAY WITH THE FIRST SOLO INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE DONE AT BIRD’S MONUMENT (18th and Vine) AT DAWN.

For more information go to our facebook page/Mutual Musicians Foundation 

ALL EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE AT OUR NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
1823 HIGHLAND AVE., KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

contact Anita J. Dixon ugrrlady@aol.com

More information contact:
Anita J. Dixon/Vice President
Mutual Musicians Foundation International
(816) 612-0864
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