Charlie Parker - age: 34

Charlie Parker

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Jazz saxophonist known for his solo improvisations and who helped form the genre of bebop.He was called the Bird and his songs "Anthropology," "Ornithology," and "Confirmation" have become standards.He was once part of a duo with Dizzy Gillespie.

BEFORE FAME

He joined his high school's band with a rented saxophone.

PERSONAL LIFE

He married Chan Parker in 1950 and they raised two children together.

The meaning of the name Parker: Park Keeper

Famous Quotes
Youve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.

FUN FACTS

Saxophonist Charlie Parker were born on Sunday, in a leap year, birthstone is Peridot, the seaon was Summer in the Chinese year of Monkey, it is 239 days until Charlie Parker next birthday.

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