Saxophone Supreme: The Life & Music of Charlie Parker

January through July 30, 2021

Miller Nichols Library | First Floor

Saxophone Supreme: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker on the 1st floor of the UMKC Library

Come experience the life and music of KC native, and pioneering composer and improviser, Charlie Parker, featured on the 1st floor of the UMKC Library, January 19th through the Spring semester.

Saxophone Supreme: The Life & Music of Charlie Parker” was co-curated by the American Jazz Museum and Chuck Haddix, Curator of the Marr Sound Archives at UMKC Libraries. This centennial exhibition features groundbreaking research, album covers, sheet music, and rare audio selections.

If you can’t make it into the library to check out the exhibit, be sure to peruse Parker’s music from the Marr Sound Archives, and explore the exhibit content featured below, from Google Arts & Culture:

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Case dimensions: 5’ long x 30” wide x 9” high sitting atop 3’ legs

Glass exhibit table


The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content

Conference Room 325

Located on the Third Floor of Miller Nichols Library. For access, enter the library at the north ground floor entrance or the west first floor entrance. Then take the stairs or the elevator to the third floor..

Map of third floor of Miller Nichols Library