The 18th Annual Charlie Parker Festival at A gathering of the Tribes

Tribes celebrates Charlie Parker’s 91st Birthday/ Early Bird

August 20th-29th $5 suggested donation at the door



Now in it’s 18th year A Gathering of the Tribes is proud to celebrate the birthday of Charlie Parker/Early Bird.

When Bird was alive existentialism, blues jazz, and abstract art was the talk of the town. Now a-days anarchy, Buddhism, free Jazz, installation and conceptual art prevails, along with yoga (for those who care).

Tribes celebrates the past and the present/ the 1950s/ the year 2011.

Throughout the month of August we will be screening “The Bicycle Thief” by Vittorio De Sica

Saturday August 20th 7-9pm - Will McEvoy with Kenny Warren- trumpet Patrick Breiner-tenor sax Will McEvoy- double bass Flin van Hemmen-drums

Saturday August 27th 7-10:30- Richard Clements 7- 8:30 and Maria Grand 8:30-10

Monday August 29 5-10:00pm- at 7:30 Jason Kao Hwang(composer, violin/viola) Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, flugelhorn) Andrew Drury (drum set)  Ken Filiano (string bass)

- Poets from 5-7pm, MCed by Chavisa Woods:

Dorothy Freidman August

Steve Dalachinsky

John Farris

David Henderson

Tsaura Litsky

Yuko Otomo

Chocolate Waters

Chavisa Woods

Susan Yung

Tom Savage

Papoleto Melendez

Eve Packer

Light installation inspired and conceptualized by Gerald Jackson, David Hammons and Lorenzo Pace. Funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation


Art installation curated by the one and only Steve Cannon, “the blind guy”.

Funded in part by Two Boots, Astor Wine, Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Capital One, Loisaida RX and other private contributors