BIRD BOOT CAMP DONORS + SPONSORS

$25.00

BIRD BOOT CAMP inherently realizes the integration of Kansas artists into jazz artist residencies and professional development collaborations that feature partnerships among artists, schools, arts organizations, and arts programs of non-arts organizations.

Students of all ability levels come together and work with professional teaching artists for a day of music, fun, learning, and performing the music of a Kansas native and American jazz music icon, Charlie Parker. Your tax deductible donation is used to develop and produce BIRD BOOT CAMP!

DONATE IN $25 INCREMENTS!

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ANNUAL FUNDRAISER EVENT

BIRD BOOT CAMP inherently realizes the integration of Kansas artists into jazz artist residencies and professional development collaborations that feature partnerships among artists, schools, arts organizations, and arts programs of non-arts organizations. Students of all ability levels come together and work with professional teaching artists for a day of music, fun, learning, and performing the music of a Kansas native and American jazz music icon, Charlie Parker. Your tax deductible donation is used to develop and produce BIRD BOOT CAMP!

  • … teaches the music of legendary KC native, Charlie Parker – also nicknamed, “Yardbird” or “Bird” for short.
  • … is an applied jazz education experience that immerses participants into the theory and practice of jazz music on several levels. Performance. Compositional Theory. Improvisation. See our 2019 Guidebook.
  • … “Bird” is still broadly recognized worldwide as one of our most brilliant American Masters and musical innovators.

BIRD BOOT CAMP creative collaborations also integrate an arts discipline into non-arts curriculum and content areas such as corporate sponsorships and business collaborations to support the program; help interpret an exhibition, performance, or presentation; and support arts programming and community development goals and objectives.

DONATE IN $25 INCREMENTS!

NOW’S THE TIME ($25 LEVEL)


*Donors at this level are among our “Now’s the Time” supporters, named for a famous composition by Charlie Parker. He led the first recording of it in 1945.

MY LITTLE SUEDE SHOES ($50 LEVEL)


*Donors at this level are among our “My Little Suede Shoes” supporters, named for the very catchy, lyrical tune with a Latin jazz rhythmic feel that “Bird” wrote.

YARDBIRD SUITE ($100+ LEVEL)


*Donors at this level are among our “Yardbird Suite” supporters, named for a bebop standard composed by jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker in 1946.

BIRD BOOT CAMP is included in the KC Metropolitan Area-wide collaborative planning process for the Annual Charlie Parker spotlight activities that includes all partners, exhibitions, performances, and artist interaction with both students and community members. Non-Kansas artists will be considered on a case-by-case basis to present and participate at BIRD BOOT CAMP due to the inherent metropolitan context of the art of jazz music and its global venue. 2020 is the centennial year of Kansas native and jazz saxophone pioneer Charlie Parker’s birth in 1920.

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