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Charlie Parker Cutting Contest Results Are In

12 St. Jump

Charlie Parker’s birthday is coming up on August 29, and Kansas City has been known to show its locally grown sax legend many forms of tributes over the years.  

This year a new kind of tribute is born.  The radio show 12th Street Jump hosted its first-ever Charlie Parker Cutting Contest - a musical battle between saxophone players. But this competition wasn’t on a stage. 12th Street Jump used Facebookas the platform for submissions and to collect votes.  The winner receives a free trip to Kansas City to play in the annual Charlie Parker Tribute Show on 12th Street Jump and to see KC’s legendary jazz sites. 

*Jazz musician Ben Britton was the winner and will play this Saturday, August 25th, for the Charlie Parker Tribute Show on12th Street Jump at Midnight on KCUR.  You can check out his music here.

*Plus you can check out all the submissions to the Facebook page here.

Every part of the present has been shaped by actions that took place in the past, but too often that context is left out. As a podcast producer for KCUR Studios and host of the podcast A People’s History of Kansas City, I aim to provide context, clarity, empathy and deeper, nuanced perspectives on how the events and people in the past have shaped our community today.

In that role, and as an occasional announcer and reporter, I want to entertain, inform, make you think, expose something new and cultivate a deeper shared human connection about how the passage of time affects us all. Reach me at hogansm@kcur.org.
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