Tag: Yardbird

Black History Moment: Charles “Charlie” “Bird” Parker, Jr.

  By Jueseppi B.         Charles “Charlie” Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as “Yardbird”and “Bird”, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Miles Davis once said, “You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker.”   Parker acquired the nickname “Yardbird” early in […]


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