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Charlie “Bird” Parker

jazz saxophonist
Born: 8/29/1920
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas

Grammy Award-winning jazz alto saxophonist credited with releasing the first bebop records with fellow musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. Parker is remembered for his brilliant improvisations and his influence on other jazz musicians.

Died: 3/12/1955

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