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Bix Beiderbecke (1903–1931)


Bix Beiderbecke was the first talented white jazz cornet player. He also played the piano, but he had more success playing the cornet with a very personal style. His first recordings were with "The Wolverines" in 1924. After this he played in the Charlie Straight orchestra in 1925, with Jean Goldkette in 1926-27 and in the middle of that year he ... See full bio »

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 2012 The Dust Bowl (TV Mini-Series documentary) ("Blue River")
 2011 The Broken Tower ("The Love Nest") / (performer: "I'm Coming Virginia")
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Going Home: 1920-1933 (2009) ... (performer: "Ostrich Walk")
 2009 Get Low (performer: "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover" (1927))
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (performer: "THERE'LL COME A TIME (WAIT AND SEE)", "OSTRICH WALK")
 2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (Documentary) (performer: "Tiger Rag")
 2006 South Park (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Cartoon Wars: Part 2 (2006) ... (performer: "Singin' The Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)")
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (performer: "Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down" (1927))
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway (performer: "Singin' The Blues Till My Daddy Comes Home", "At The Jazz Band Ball")
 1991 Bix (writer: "In A Mix (Bixology)")
 1987 The Beiderbecke Tapes (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Cryin' All Day")
 1985 Grand Illusion (performer: "I'm Coming Virginia", "Wringing and Twisting", "Jazz Me Blues")
 1985 The Beiderbecke Affair (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Cryin' All Day")
 1980 Cosmos (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean (1980) ... (performer: "Imagination" - uncredited)
 1955 Blackboard Jungle (performer: "The Jazz Me Blues")
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 1981 Bix: 'Ain't None of Them Play Like Him Yet' (Documentary) (musician: cornet)
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 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
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- Jungle Music: Jazz (1977) ... Himself
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "The Indispensable Bix Beiderbecke, 1924-1930" (RCA) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

His cornet solo in "Singin' the Blues" was the chief inspiration behind Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust." See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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