Tag Archives: Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival

New LibGuide – Bix Beiderbecke

Our latest LibGuide covers all of our available resources on Davenport native jazz musician, Bix Beiderbecke. The new LibGuide can be accessed through the Suggested Research Topics page on our website. It lists everything from books, video recordings, audio recordings, sheet music, photographs, posters … Continue reading

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Great Iowa Traditions: Bix 7 Race and RAGBRAI

Two great Iowa traditions, one local and one statewide, meet in Davenport this Saturday, July 25th and we are all very excited. The local based event is the Quad City Times Bix 7 Road Race which will start at 8:00 … Continue reading

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Bix Lives Here

In the summer of 1971, a group of musicians made a pilgrimage to Oakdale Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa.  They planned to play a simple concert in homage to one of the pioneers of jazz, on the fortieth anniversary of his death. Almost … Continue reading

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A Double-Bix Weekend!

Bix Beiderbecke, for those of you who don’t know, was a jazz genius, a coronet player who jammed with the likes of Hoagy Carmichael and played with the Jean GoldKette  Orchestra and the Paul Whitman Band.    When he died on … Continue reading

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