Jazz : The Charlie Parker Story
TICKETS Adult £14 | Cons £12 | Child £5
Hear the music and story of the greatest sax player. Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker was one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time, forging a brand new genre in jazz, bebop, with fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies. Tonight, saxophonist Neil Maya and pianist Philip Clouts celebrate some of Charlie’s finest compositions as well as some great jazz standards that Charlie brought to prominence. In between numbers Neil will also talk about Charlie’s eventful and troubled short life and the influence he had on jazz.
Saxophonist Neil Maya plays in many jazz bands including the ‘Drat Pack’, All Jazzed Up, the nationally touring ‘Magnificent Buble’, and his own quartet. He has been praised for his“electrifying performance with crisp melody lines and improvisation.”
Neil and Philip will be playing many of Charlie’s most famous compositions and recordings including Ornithology, Yardbird Suite, Now’s the Time, Blues For Alice, Cherokee and many more.
“You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker.” Miles Davis
Check them out here The Neil Maya Quartet – Five – head snippet
Dates & Tickets
|Friday 22 September, 2023||8:00pm||Buy Tickets|
Dinner & show offer
Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.
*A pre Show Supper is available with this event*
There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event.