Hey Kids, Meet Charlie Parker | Free Jazz Artist Biography (Digital Print)

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Hey Kids, Meet Charlie Parker | Jazz Artist Biography

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About Jazz Artist 'Charlie Parker'

Charlie Parker grew up listening to music. He was born in 1920 and spent his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri which was one of the hottest places for jazz in the whole country. His father, a song and dance man, moved the family there in hopes of finding work. However, he was unable to find work near their home so Charlie's dad eventually left to work on the railroad. He was gone often and eventually left the family altogether. After that, Charlie's mom began working at two or three jobs to provide for her family. At night when his mom was working, Charlie would go out and listen to jazz. Read more...

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