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New Music Festival Debuting Today! Performers, Supporters Reflect On Its Importance, Thrills

July 24th, 2021
New Music Festival Debuting Today! Performers, Supporters Reflect On Its Importance, Thrills

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! When bassist Dan Martin moved with his wife in 2007 to a quiet Queens neighborhood in New York City, he knew next to nothing about legendary jazz cornetist, pianist and composer Bix Beiderbecke. Martin – now 52, with a 12-year-old son — moved within eight blocks of the Sunnyside apartment building where the Davenport native died of pneumonia Aug. 6, 1931, at just 28,... Read More

Chicago Cellar Boys Bringing Bix-Style Jazz To Milan’s Knoxville Tap

May 25th, 2021
Chicago Cellar Boys Bringing Bix-Style Jazz To Milan's Knoxville Tap

The Chicago Cellar Boys will be performing at The Knoxville Tap in Milan, IL, on Sunday, August 8th 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This performance will be the final Bix Jazz Festival related event for the weekend, and it’s always an amazing time! Event organizer Josh Duffee will be taking reservations for advanced seating from now until the day of the event, and can be reached on cell phone or through e-mail – jgoldkette@msn.com – for reservations. The cost will be $20 for Advanced Reserved Seating + Meal, or $15 At The Door + Meal. Reserved seating is first-come, first serve,... Read More

Bix Jazz Fest Goes Virtual

July 29th, 2020
Bix Jazz Fest Goes Virtual

The Bix Jazz Society is excited to announce they are hosting a VIRTUAL JAZZ FEST on Friday Jul 31 and Saturday Aug 1. This virtual concert is free to anyone who wishes to experience 1920’s-30’s Jazz. Covid-19 may be separating us, through Bix, Jazz and Technology we will unite! The 49th annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival will feature six fantastic bands from Denver to Chicago. Each band will premiere new sets of traditional 1920’s & 30’s era Jazz music on Friday, July 31 from 6pm – 9pm and Saturday, August 1 from 6pm – 9pm. These concerts may be viewed on a smartphone,... Read More