Bird: Not Out Of Nowhere

This film looks back at the 21 years Charlie "Bird" Parker spent at home in Kansas City.

Kansas City PBS is proud to present a documentary that looks back at the years Charlie “Bird” Parker spent in Kansas City and his lasting legacy on the Kansas City jazz scene. Bird: Not Out of Nowhere features rarely seen archival footage of Parker, interviews with musicians and historians, and live performances from Kansas City’s most talented jazz musicians.

Charlie Parker in Kansas City

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Charlie Parker in Kansas City

Discover some of the places Charlie "Bird" Parker frequented in his 21 years in Kansas City.

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Look back at the years Bird spent in Kansas City and his lasting legacy on the Kansas City jazz scene.

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