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Birthday Bash Celebrates Jazz Legend Bix Beiderbecke

Bix Society

Jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke would be 113 years old this year. Quad Citians can celebrate the Davenport native's birthday at the Bix Birthday Bash at Col ballroom Thursday.

The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society is hosting the event, which will include live performances and free cake.

Bix Society president Josh Duffee says the bash is a great way to honor a local legend. Plans are also underway to open the Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Archive Center at the River Music Experience in Davenport.

The 45th annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival will take place at the Isle Casino Hotel ballroom and Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf August 4-6.


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