This August the jazz community celebrated Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday. As one of the founding members of the bebop movement, Bird was instrumental in shaping the modern jazz sound. He pioneered an incredibly technical form of improvisation which has influenced many greats after him and continues to sound contemporary to this today. Please join the Collective virtually on Friday, October 2 at 8 pm EST to commemorate his monumental contributions to jazz and contemporary music! For further information, make sure to check out our website at yujc.org or our Facebook (Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective).