The story of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker will be told in a new graphic novel arriving this September, just after the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Born on Aug. 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Parker was a revolutionary figure in jazz history. In his short life, he helped to dramatically change the course of American music, becoming a highly influential soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop before his death at the age of 34.

Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in California, named after Parker’s 1947 standard, tells the story of his time in Los Angeles starting in December of 1945, when he and Dizzy Gillespie brought the bebop sound from the East Coast underground to the West Coast for a two-month residency at Billy Berg’s Hollywood jazz club.