Feb 20, 2020
Seattle’s jazz community is getting excited about Charlie Parker’s Yardbird. Tenor Joshua Stewart, who makes his Seattle Opera debut as Charlie Parker (a role he has now sung in many other cities), visited radio station KNKX, 88.5 FM, Seattle’s connection to Jazz, Blues, and NPR. He brought with him David McDade, Seattle Opera’s Head of Coach-Accompanists, and sang some of the arias he sings in this opera—as well as a special treat. Thanks to Robin Lloyd of KNKX for hosting this interview and sharing it with us.