A Daughter's View Of Charlie "Bird" Parker

Aug 28, 2014

Kim Parker (right) with her mother, Chan Parker, and Charlie Parker.

Charlie Parker’s stature in the music world and in Kansas City wasn’t lost on his daughter . . . but for all his fame he was the man who held her hand and walked her as a terrified first-grader to school.

Kim Parker is in town as part of Kansas City’s celebration of her father.  She joins us to recollect more about her childhood with the legendary jazzman whose life she said was “bigger than anyone else’s.”

Hear More: The Charlie Parker Celebration continues this weekend including a Twenty-One Sax Salute.