Harlem Speaks: The Cookers Talk Bird w/ Keanna Faircloth

Join us for a discussion hosted by Keanna Faircloth with the members of The Cookers as they share their connections to the music and legacy of Charlie Parker.

The Cookers are Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, George Cables, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, David Weiss and Donald Harrison.

Each member of the Cookers has spent time leading his own series of groups as well, and each has a keenly individual sound. But it’s the unmistakable power of teamwork that makes this music so commanding and resonates with a kind of depth and beauty that speaks of the seasoned track record of its principals (combined, the group has over 250 years of experience in the jazz world and has been a part of over 1,000 recordings). You can feel the collective weight of that experience in their CDs and especially in their live performances.

This program is presented in partnership with SummerStage and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

Wed, Aug 23
7:00 pm

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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