Barrie, Ontario’s Premier Big Band



"Music is your experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."

- Charlie Parker



Charles Parker Jr., also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso, and he introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. His tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber.

Barrie, Ontario’s Premier Big Band

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