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Bix Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist whose virtuosity and influence in the 1920's rivaled Louis Armstrong. Beiderbecke's alcoholism shortened a talented life. He died in 1931 at the age of 28.

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Bix Beiderbecke [1903, Davenport, IA - 1931, Sunnyside, New York City, NY] was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer. With Louis Armstrong and Muggsy Spanier, Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s.

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Bix Beiderbecke, Jazz Age cornet virtuoso who made his horn sound like a girl saying 'yes'

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from Brain Pickings

Vintage Album Covers

Jazz Album Cover

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Bix Beiderbecke, jazz great, played with the Paul Whiteman band, died at age 28

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