DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 15, 2022) — The Bix Beiderbecke Museum and World Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new artifact.

One of the trombones owned by jazz musician Newell “Spiegle” Willcox has been donated to the Bix Museum with a megaphone mute played at Carnegie Hall. Willcox played with Bix Beiderbecke in the Goldkette Orchestra from 1926-27 and enjoyed a long career in music until his death in 1999 at the age of 96.