Queens Jazz Orchestra: “bird Flight" Honoring Phil Schaap And The Genius Of Charlie Parker at Flushing Town Hall
Posted by Flushing Town Hall on April 22, 2022
Fri, June 17, 2022
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Queens Jazz Orchestra (QJO) returns live on stage at Flushing Town Hall, with a special tribute program "Bird Flight" honoring Phil Schaap and the genius of Charlie Parker. QJO will be led and conducted by Grammy-award nominated jazz artist and an original member of the QJO, Antonio Hart who was selected by the late NEA Jazz Master and former QJO Music Director, Jimmy Heath.
Phil Schaap (1951-2021) was a radio broadcaster, record producer, educator, and historian whose knowledge of jazz was legendary in its breadth and detail. Schaap who lived in Hollis, Queens, was best known as the host of Bird Flight, a radio show on WKCR that's devoted to Charlie Parker. Schaap received six Grammy Awards over the course of his career....