188 Sullivan: Charlie Parker’s New York in the ’50s

February 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
$15 adv/$20 dos/$10 student with ID
188 Sullivan: Charlie Parker's New York in the '50s

Doors at 6:00pm

To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation through our reservations page on our website.
Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event.

In the centennial year of legendary alto-saxophonist Charlie Parker, one company is using opera to tell a story about jazz. Seattle Opera presents Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, a work created by saxophonist and composer Daniel Schnyder and Bridgette Wimberly, an award-winning poet and playwright.

As part of the centennial celebration, and in collaboration with KNKX and Seattle Opera, the Royal Room presents a musical celebration of Charlie Parker’s life and legacy.

Sponsored by Seattle Opera celebrating their production of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird
Co-Presented by South Hudson Music Project, KNKX, Earshot Jazz, Seattle Modern Orchestra

D’Vonne Lewis – drums
Stuart McDonald – sax
Tim Kennedy – piano
Michael Glynn – bass

Angela Brown (Soprano, Charlie Parker’s mother Addie in Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD)
To perform Discography, a spoken word piece by YARDBIRD librettist Bridgette A. Wimberly for singer and small jazz ensemble.

188 Sullivan (Varese meets Bird) – Premiere by the Seattle Modern Orchestra

Julia Tai- Conductor
Wayne Horvitz- Electronics and Conduction
James Falzone- Clarinet
Eric Rynes- Violin
Jordan Voelker- Violin
Maria Ritzenthaler- Viola
Ha Yang Kim- Cello
Joe Kaufmann- Contrabass
Cristina Valdes- Piano
Greg Campbell- Percussion

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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.