Bix | 1980

Documentary
Cornet player and pianist Leon 'Bix' Beiderbecke was a naturally gifted musician and a strong and enduring influence on jazz artists. Beiderbecke originally hailed from Iowa, but his renown grew quickly, and before long ...more

Synopsis

Cornet player and pianist Leon 'Bix' Beiderbecke was a naturally gifted musician and a strong and enduring influence on jazz artists. Beiderbecke originally hailed from Iowa, but his renown grew quickly, and before long he was a star on the stage in New York City. Unfortunately, his alcoholism badly affected his health, and he died in his late 20s. This documentary takes a look behind the legend, interviewing friends and contemporaries such as Hoagy Carmichael and Artie Shaw.

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