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 ...
|1||His cornet solo in "Singin' the Blues" was the chief inspiration behind Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust."|
|2||He may have met Louis Armstrong while both were still in their teens, though they only got to play music together in informal settings, never in concert. Bix also performed with such well known jazz personalities as the Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, Red Nichols, Jack Teagarden and more.|
|3||He is the central figure in the brilliant, 2003 historical novel, "1929" by Frederick Turner. Interestingly enough, much (but certainly not all) of the material in the novel about Bix is based on fact.|
|4||Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979.|
|5||Bix Beiderbecke's playing of the cornet was said to sound like "bullets hitting a bell".|
|6||One of the first of the "modern" musicians to self-destruct through alcoholism.|
|7||Cornettist and pianist.|
|8||The first white rival to the black pioneers of Jazz.|
|The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||2008||performer: "THERE'LL COME A TIME WAIT AND SEE", "OSTRICH WALK"|
|ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway||2007||Documentary performer: "Tiger Rag"|
|South Park||2006||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Sweet and Lowdown||1999||performer: "Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down" 1927|
|Bullets Over Broadway||1994||performer: "Singin' The Blues Till My Daddy Comes Home", "At The Jazz Band Ball"|
|Bix||1991||writer: "In A Mix Bixology"|
|The Beiderbecke Tapes||1987||TV Mini-Series performer: "Cryin' All Day"|
|Suuri illusioni||1985||performer: "I'm Coming Virginia", "Wringing and Twisting", "Jazz Me Blues"|
|The Beiderbecke Affair||1985||TV Mini-Series performer: "Cryin' All Day"|
|Cosmos||1980||TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode|
|Blackboard Jungle||1955||performer: "The Jazz Me Blues"|
|Serena||2014/I||"There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears"|
|Magic in the Moonlight||2014||performer: "Big Boy", "Thou Swell", "Sorry", "At The Jazz Band Ball"|
|Elementary||2013||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Dust Bowl||2012||TV Mini-Series documentary "Blue River"|
|Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries||2012||TV Series 1 episode|
|The Broken Tower||2011||performer: "The Love Nest", "I'm Coming Virginia"|
|The National Parks: America's Best Idea||2009||TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode|
|Get Low||2009||performer: "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover" 1927|
|Bix: 'Ain't None of Them Play Like Him Yet'||1981||Documentary musician: cornet|
|Jazz||2001||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
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