DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 23, 2022) — The Bix Beiderbecke Museum and World Archives and Bix Jazz Society are pleased to present a public screening of the newly restored documentary BIX: "ain't none of them play like him yet".

Film Screens: 1PM Sunday, July 31

Tickets: $5. Tickets will be available at the doors the day of the screening. Members of the Bix Museum or Bix Society can get a free ticket at the doors the day of.

Location: 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801 at the Figge Art Museum John Deere Auditorium

Join the Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Bix Jazz Society in watching for the first time in the Quad Cities since it's original release in 1981 BIX: "ain't none of them play like him yet" now recently restored.

Cornetist/pianist/composer Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke (1903-1931) was jazz's man who got away — the James Dean, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain of his day. Born in Davenport, Iowa into an upper-middle-class family, Beiderbecke became a legend even in his short lifetime, bringing an amazing new energy and unprecedented maturity to the music and influencing generations of musicians. After years of battling alcoholism, Bix died in Sunnyside, Queens on August 6, 1931. The cause of death was given as lobar pneumonia. He was 28.

Using archival photographs and rare footage (including the three sole momentary fragments capturing Bix on film) and interviews with friends and colleagues (including jazz greats Hoagy Carmichael, Doc Cheatham, Artie Shaw, et al), Oscar® winner Brigitte Berman's acclaimed documentary paints a vivid portrait of a vanished era and brings to life the only trumpeter Louis Armstrong regarded as an equal (the quotation in the film's title was once spoken by Armstrong).

Restored in 4K in 2020 by filmmaker Brigitte Berman.

About the Museum

The Bix Beiderbecke Museum is in the lower level of the River Music Experience at 2nd and Main Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa.  The museum is open Monday to Friday, 10AM-5PM, and Saturday by appointment only. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.bixmuseum.org.

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