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Only through Bluescentric, find new official Charlie Parker t-shirts, mugs and merchandise. Every sale directly benefits the Jazz music icon's estate.
Charlie Parker t-shirts & apparel are available in sizes up to 5XL / 3XLT, and men's, women's and children's styles. We also carry Charlie Parker mugs, outerwear, and merchandise.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Charlie Parker began playing saxophone at eleven, quitting school at just fifteen to enroll in the Musician's Union and pursue a career in jazz music full time.
Parker honed improvisational horn skills in the Kansas City Jazz Clubs and Missouri Ozarks, developing a progressive fast-paced style that came to be known as Bebop. Charlie's immense talent attracted a stable of young students who became virtually every iconic name in Jazz -- Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, among others.
While he tragically died at just 34 years old, Parker's genius output lead to a burst of progressive musical experimentation that has never stopped changing music or jazz.