Bix Beiderbecke

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Birthday
10, 1903
Birthplace
Davenport, IA
Death Date
Aug 6, 1931 (28)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1903
Birthplace
Davenport, IA
Death Date
Aug 6, 1931 (28)

About

Jazz Age cornetist, pianist, and composer who made a profound impact in spite of his life ending prematurely at age 28.

Before Fame

He would skip dinner to play the calliope.

Trivia

His versions of Singin' the Blues and I'm Coming, Virginia, both from 1927, were admired for their tonal purity and improvisation.

Family Life

He was born to parents Bismark Herman and Agatha Jane Hilton Beiderbecke. His father was a lumber and coal merchant.

Associated With

He had a profound influence on Bing Crosby.