|Performer:||The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Band|
|Title:||On The Road with the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Band: Live in Washington DC & St. Louis 1979-80|
|Other format:||MIDI VOC AHX AIFF WAV TTA RA|
Country: US. Released: Genre: Jazz.
Davenport, Iowa's annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival commemorates Bix Beiderbecke, a famous jazz cornetist, pianist, and composer who was born in Davenport in 1903. It is one of the largest jazz festivals in the United States. It is held on the weekend after the Bix 7 Road Race, another local event named for Beiderbecke. The Bix Fest is a four-day music festival with many traditional jazz bands attracted from around the world
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Davenport, Iowa's annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival commemorates Bix Beiderbecke, a famous jazz cornetist, pianist, and composer who was born . The festival began in 1971 when Bill Donahoe's Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Band traveled to Davenport, Iowa to play music at Bix's grave on the 40th anniversary of his death1 The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society was founded in 1972, to help keep the memory and musical accomplishments of Beiderbecke alive1. a b "Festival History" Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society Archived from the original on February 14, 2009 Retrieved 2009-09-23. Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society.
Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer. With Louis Armstrong and Muggsy Spanier, Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. His turns on "Singin' the Blues" and "I'm Coming, Virginia" (both 1927), in particular, demonstrated an unusual purity of tone and a gift for improvisation. With these two recordings, especially, he helped to invent the jazz ballad style and hinted at what, in the 1950s, would become cool jazz. It is held on the weekend after the Bix 7 Road Race, another Davenport event that commemorates Beiderbecke. The Bix Fest is a four-day music festival with many traditional jazz bands attracted from around the world. It is held the first weekend of August, to commemorate the anniversary of Bix's passing on August 6, 1931. The musical performances are held in downtown Davenport.
On the surface, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke were about as different as two human beings could be. At a time when the country was completely divided along lines of race, Bix was white and Armstrong black. Beiderbecke was born into a life of comfort and privilege on a peaceful, tree-lined avenue in Davenport, Iowa . Reflecting on Bix Beiderbecke’s contribution to jazz, Jim Cullum says, One of Bix’s true disciples was guitarist Eddie Condon. He wrote about hearing Bix’s cornet for the first time: ‘Beiderbecke took out a silver cornet. He put it to his lips and blew a phrase.
Home Jazz Bix Beiderbecke Bix Beiderbecke - Real Jazz Me Blues (1990). Bix Beiderbecke - Real Jazz Me Blues (1990). Beiderbecke was a bit of a child prodigy, picking out tunes on the piano when he was three. While he had conventional training on the piano, he taught himself the cornet. Influenced by the original Dixieland Jazz Band, Beiderbecke craved the freedom of jazz but his straight-laced parents felt he was being frivolous. He was sent to Lake Forest Military Academy in 1921 but, by coincidence, it was located fairly close to Chicago, the center of jazz at the time. The following year he spent time with Frankie Trumbauer's orchestra in St. Louis. Although already an alcoholic, 1927 would be Beiderbecke's greatest year.
The Mississippi riverboat that the 20-year-old Louis Armstrong worked on cruised up and down the mighty river, and one day in 1921 he met a 17-year-old white guy with pretensions to play hot trumpet. Bix Beiderbecke, from a well-off family of German immigrants, lived in Davenport, Iowa, and introduced himself to Louis. The two became friendly, and Bix, who had taught himself to play by listening to records, admired Louis’ playing style, adapting what he heard into a unique fusion of trumpet-playing that combined innovative improvisation with a pure, clear tone. Christian was not an addict, but life on the road with Benny Goodman’s band took its toll on the guitarist, who had contracted tuberculosis in the late 30s. He had a protracted stay in a sanatorium on Staten Island and, initially, it appeared he was getting better, but he died in March 1942, aged just 25.
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