Welcome To The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society

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Video presentation of the 2014 Bix Lives Award at the 43rd Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival. 


The 2014 Bix Festival Is In The Books!
We Will Be Back for Number 44 on July 30 through August 2, 2015!

Thank you to everyone for making our 43rd Memorial Jazz Festival another wonderful event. The music was once again terrific with performances by some of the top jazz artists out there, all paying homage to Davenport's own Bix! The Bix Society is already hard at work planning for number 44! We will be back again in Downtown Davenport on July 30 – August 2, 2015 at the RiverCenter, Adler Theater, and LeClaire Park. We hope to announce our weekend schedule and the bands soon, keep an eye on our website, Facebook page and the Bix Notes for upcoming announcements!


It's Already Time for Auditions for the 2015 Bix Youth Band!

Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014. See additional details below and also in the link to full audition information! We look forward to seeing everyone come back out, and tell your friends to try out!

Audition Packet 2015

Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Bettendorf Community Center - Crimson Room
2204 Grant Street
Bettendorf, IA 52522


Bix Society Office Hours By Appointment Until June 1, 2014

The Bix Society Office will be by appointment only until June 1, 2015. Call 563-324-7170 or 888-BIX-LIVS and leave a message , send us an e-mail to info@bixsociety.org, or contact us through our website contact page.

For additional useful information, check out some of the following sites.
Quad Cities Conventions & Visitors Bureau
Hotels
QuadCities.com Hotel Listing
Experience Quad Cities – Quad Cities
Map of Downtown Davenport
Hotel Blackhawk
River Music Experience

LeClaire Park Bandshell with Bix crowd

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.

 

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