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Genre: Jazz, Livestream

Charlie Parker 101 Years

Tribute to a legend with the SWR Big Band from Stuttgart, along with John Beasley and Magnus Lindgren. In connection with this concert the new album Bird Lives is released.

Multi-instrumentalist Magnus Lindgren is one of Sweden’s leading names in jazz. Alongside the super-swinging SWR Big Band from Stuttgart and American pianist John Beasley, at this concert he will pay tribute to the legendary alto saxophonist, “Bird” or “Yardbird” – whose lightning-quick, masterful playing and harmonic boldness set a new standard for what jazz could be.

Charlie Parker would have turned 100 years old in August last year. Due to the pandemic, we celebrate now instead. The new album Bird Lives (ACT) is released in connection with this concert.

The Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer, arranger and pianist John Beasley has played with legends like Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Steely Dan, Marcus Miller, Chaka Khan and James Brown. He has also composed music for film (the Bond movies Spectre and Skyfall; Finding Dory and more). For several years he was Music Director at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which is now the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.

Magnus Lindgren has released ten albums and along with trumpet player and singer Peter Asplund, he is Artistic Director of Konserthuset’s Blue House Orchestra. Since 2018, he has been active in a three-year Artist-in-Residence position with the guest-performing SWR Big Band (Stuttgart Radio Big Band), founded in 1951 and this year celebrating 70 years. 

Tribute to a legend with the SWR Big Band from Stuttgart, along with John Beasley and Magnus Lindgren. In connection with this concert the new album Bird Lives is released.

Friday 12 November 2021 19.30

Ends approximately 21.50

Price:

430 SEK

Multi-instrumentalist Magnus Lindgren is one of Sweden’s leading names in jazz. Alongside the super-swinging SWR Big Band from Stuttgart and American pianist John Beasley, at this concert he will pay tribute to the legendary alto saxophonist, “Bird” or “Yardbird” – whose lightning-quick, masterful playing and harmonic boldness set a new standard for what jazz could be.

Charlie Parker would have turned 100 years old in August last year. Due to the pandemic, we celebrate now instead. The new album Bird Lives (ACT) is released in connection with this concert.

The Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer, arranger and pianist John Beasley has played with legends like Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Steely Dan, Marcus Miller, Chaka Khan and James Brown. He has also composed music for film (the Bond movies Spectre and Skyfall; Finding Dory and more). For several years he was Music Director at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which is now the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.

Magnus Lindgren has released ten albums and along with trumpet player and singer Peter Asplund, he is Artistic Director of Konserthuset’s Blue House Orchestra. Since 2018, he has been active in a three-year Artist-in-Residence position with the guest-performing SWR Big Band (Stuttgart Radio Big Band), founded in 1951 and this year celebrating 70 years. 

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Charlie Parker Bird at 100 Overture arr John Beasley/Magnus Lindgren
  • Charlie Parker Confirmation
  • Gene De Paul I’ll Remember April arr John Beasley
  • George Gershwin Summertime from Porgy and Bess
  • Charlie Parker Cherokee-KoKo arr John Beasley/Magnus Lindgren
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • David Raksin Laura arr Magnus Lindgren/John Beasley
  • Charlie Parker Scrapple from the Apple/Ah-Leu-Cha arr Magnus Lindgren/John Beasley
  • Jerome Kern All the Things Your Are
  • Charlie Parker Donna Lee arr John Beasley
  • Dizzy Gillespie/Frank Paparelli A Night in Tunisia arr Magnus Lindgren
  • Encore:
  • Charlie Parker Billie’s Bounce arr John Beasley/Magnus Lindgren
  • Participants

  • SWR Big Band with Strings
  • John Beasley leader & piano
  • Magnus Lindgren leader, saxophone, clarinet & flute

Friday 12 November 2021 19.30

Ends approximately 21.50

Price:

430 SEK


The concert is livestreamed in our app and at Konserthuset Play. You can also see the concert afterwards on Play. For free.