Free Bridge Quintet finally salutes the centenary of Charlie Parker

Audiences can enjoy a postponed centennial tribute when the Free Bridge Quintet performs “Bird Song: The Music of Charlie Parker” at 8 p.m. Saturday at Cabell Hall Auditorium.

The University of Virginia Jazz Quintet originally planned the program for spring 2020 to honor the 100th anniversary of the legendary alto saxophonist’s birth, but the pandemic had other plans.

This weekend’s program will feature saxophonist Jeff Decker; he will perform with John D’earth on trumpet, Robert Jospé on drums, Peter Spaar on bass and the new members of the quintet, Calvin Brown, on piano.

Parking will be available in the Central Grounds car park on Emmet Street, lot C1 on McCormick Road and in the UVa Corner car parks. Members of the public who use disabled parking spaces can find them in the small lot adjacent to Bryant Hall.

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Tickets are $15; UVa faculty and staff pay $13, while students pay $5. UVa students who reserve places in advance can enter for free. Buy your tickets online at artsboxofficevirginia.edu, or call (434) 924-3376. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the box office one hour before the concert.

For information, contact the Music Department at (434) 924-3052.

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