CHARLIE PARKER Biography - Musicians


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Name: Charlie Parker                                                                         
Birth name: Charles Parker, Jr.                                                             
Born: 29 August 1920 Kansas City, Kansas                                                     
Died: 12 March 1955 New York City, New York                                                 
Genre: Jazz, Bebop                                                                           
Occupation: saxophonist, Composer                                                           
Instrument: Saxophone                                                                       
Years active: 1937 - 1955                                                                   
Charles "Bird" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 - March 12, 1955) was an American               
jazz saxophonist and composer, widely considered one of the greatest and most               
influential jazz musicians. Early in his career Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird".     
The shortened form "Bird" remained Parker's nickname for the rest of his life,               
and inspired titles of many Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite" and "Ornithology."