2020 marks the centennial year of Charlie Parker’s birth.

“Exaltation! The Charlie Parker Centennial Project,” is a unique ensemble that celebrates Bird’s legacy, by revisiting and reimagining his music in a unique ensemble format that is both challenging and unusual. The band features many of New York’s premier alto saxophone soloists and a stellar rhythm section, and explores the seldom heard sound of a large alto saxophone ensemble. More than just a vehicle for soloists, Exaltation also showcases arrangements specifically written for this unique instrumentation, in order to address Bird’s sonic legacy as it lives in the present year, 2020.