Lester Young and Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration: August 27-29

Young and Parker
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:00am to Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 11:59pm

Beginning Friday, August 27, WKCR will have a three-day festival dedicated to the music of saxophonists Lester "Prez" Young and Charlie "Bird" Parker. The 27th marks Prez's birthday, and the 29th, Bird’s. We will play 24 hours of Young on the 27th, 24 hours of Parker on the 29th, and both Young and Parker interchangeably on the 28th. Join WKCR in celebrating two individuals who were true pioneers of their music. Tune in to 89.9FM-NY or online at wkcr.org from midnight, Friday, August 27th until midnight, Monday August 30th for the full 72-hour celebration.