Welcome To The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society
Tickets for the 2014 Bix Jazz Festival now available!
The 42nd Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival – A Weekend to Remember!
The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society would like to thank the fans, musicians, and volunteers for a fantastic weekend of traditional jazz! The Festival was jam packed with top notch entertainment from start to finish! The audience was treated to great performances by Randy Sandke's New York All Stars, Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jazz Band, Andy Schumm & His Flatland Gang, Bob Schulz & the Frisco Jazz Band, Dave Greer & the Jazz Stompers, Jon Weber, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Josh Duffee with His Graystone Monarchs and also his Josh Duffee Orchestra! And don’t forgot our local favorites – River City 6, Jimmy Valentine Quintet with Dave Bennett, The Tony Hamilton Orchestra, Five Bridges, Prodigal Sons, and the Bix Memorial Youth Jazz Band! And a special thank you to our special guest Johnny Crawford!
Every set was full of energy and excitement, and truly the finest traditional jazz has to offer! Set after set left the audiences wanting more! And band after band delivered more – more terrific music every set! The bands seemed to feed off of the energy from one another, each wanting to keep the crowd into the music and the moment.
The Bix Society also wants to recognize the 2013 Bix Lives Award winner – Gerri Bowers. Gerri is truly deserving of the award, giving countless hours to the Bix Society, and keeping the music and memory of Bix alive! Thank you Gerri!
This year had three recipients of the Ray Voss Memorial Scholarship – Jamison Brus, Brianna Gray, and Calvin Wallace. We are pleased to be able to help them pursue their love of music as they move on to college. Sasha Higgins & David Fudge received the 2013 Underclassman Awards to use to continue to their music education. And for the second year the Bix Society Awarded their School Band Program Grant to this year’s recipient – Ashley Wilson & the North Scott Junior High Band program. The Bix Society is pleased to be able to give back to the community, thanks to your support and sponsorship!
Thank you again to everyone that helped make the 42nd Annual Bix Jazz Festival a terrific event! We are already excited to start working on the 43rd Annual Event! We hope to see you all back next summer!
The Quality Inn Davenport
Thank you to the Quality Inn Davenport for hosting the 2013 Bix Jazz Festival musicians and patrons!
For Bix Fans And Coffee Lovers
The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society has partnered with The Coffee Hound in Bettendorf, Iowa to bring you three sensational coffee flavors available by special order only through July, and available at the souvenir area at the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival August 2 – 5, 2012. There are three unique flavors, roasted just for the Bix Society. "Davenport Blues", a medium roast breakfast blend; "In the Dark", a rich, dark roast; and "Mississippi Mud", a fine flavored coffee with a unique blend. Call the office to place your order, or watch for the Paypal link coming soon.
Bix Society Office Hours By Appointment Until June 1, 2014The Bix Society Office will be by appointment only until June 1, 2014. Call 563-324-7170 or 888-BIX-LIVS and leave a message , send us an e-mail to email@example.com, or contact us through our website contact page.
For additional useful information, check out some of the following sites.
Quad Cities Conventions & Visitors Bureau
QuadCities.com Hotel Listing
Experience Quad Cities – Quad Cities
Map of Downtown Davenport
River Music Experience
The Bix Society Mission
The mission of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society is to perpetuate the music and memory of Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke through an annual jazz festival, jazz education programs, and the preservation of traditional jazz.