Charlie Parker Memorial Sculpture ("Bird Lives")


Charlie Parker has long been celebrated by artists, writers, and musicians. Located in the heart of 18th and Vine near the American Jazz Museum, the 10’ bronze sculpture by Robert Graham celebrates the enduring legacy of Charlie Parker. Charlie’s daughter Kim and his third wife Doris attended the 1999 dedication of the statue, which was funded by the Jules and Doris Stein and Oppenheimer Brothers Foundations.


1725 Vine Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States

Year Built